School board members in Florida weigh construction projects

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Competing construction needs, from decaying buildings to overcrowding, confronted Seminole County school board members Tuesday as they worked to prioritize about $176 million in future sales tax proceeds.

Two projects alleviating overcrowding rose to the top: a renovation and construction project at Goldsboro Elementary and a new building to house ninth-graders at Seminole High School. The Seminole High project was initially scheduled to start in 2018-19, but may move up to 2015-16. The Goldsboro project could begin design this fall.

Most board members liked the idea of a ninth-grade building at Seminole High, which is closed to new enrollment and had more than 3,000 students last year. The school has 17 portable classrooms.

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