For Immediate Release: May 31, 2022
Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
GCS Begins Initial Phase of Bond 2022 Projects
Thirty-six schools included in funding request to county commissioners
Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools is wasting no time moving forward with projects to be funded by the $1.7 billion bond<www.gcsnc.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=174&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=163779&PageID=1> approved by voters on May 17. At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the school board named 36 school projects and two administrative projects to be included in the first phase of design and project management.
The project ordinances also include $48 million for deferred maintenance, technology, safe schools, educational adequacy and athletics, which will pay for improvements at every GCS school.
The budgeted amounts include the cost of project management and design; additional funds will be requested as the projects progress.
The project ordinances will now be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners for funding. The ordinances must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners prior to the execution of contracts and the beginning of work on each project.
Cost of Project Management and Design
Swann Center 6-12
Northwest Middle School Replacement
Millis Road Elementary
Kirkman Park Elementary
Irving Park Elementary
Deferred maintenance, technology, safe schools, educational adequacy & athletics
Doris Henderson Newcomers
Northwest Area Aviation High School
General Greene Elementary
Transportation/Maintenance Hub West
Johnson Street K-8
Nathanael Greene Elementary
6-12 Preparatory Academy in High Point
For more information about the district’s master facilities plan, click here<www.gcsnc.com/Page/62685>.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 50th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 9,800 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.
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