Construction in works for local school N.C. systems

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Construction is on the agenda for the “big three” local school districts as the new school year gets under way.

Thanks to the $147 million in Base Realignment and Closure funds received recently by the Huntsville, Madison and Madison County school districts, new and renovated schools will reshape learning opportunities for local school children for years to come.

All told, the three school districts have $297 million in construction on the planning docket, which is a combination of BRAC funds and capital funds invested by the school districts. Of the $147 in BRAC funds, Huntsville received $64.7 million, Madison County received $55.9 million and Madison city received $26.4 million.

The three districts announced their capital improvements plans at a Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce press conference in early July. Some of those improvements are already ongoing while some are in the planning stage.

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