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.