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Board of Education Reviews Renovations For Old Schools

By Brian Alluisi Posted September 23, 2013 at 6:24 am

CHAPEL HILL – Ten schools holding half the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district’s students need major renovations ranging from 10-40 million dollars each.

The CHCCS Board of Education presented summarized findings on the ten oldest schools in the district on Thursday.

Some of these schools include Culbreth Middle, Chapel Hill High, Carrboro Elementary, Estes Hills Elementary, and the Lincoln Center.

The Board of Education worked with Mosley Architects and Staff members to identify facility issues such as: building codes, HVAC systems, ADA and life safety requirements, environmental issues, and mechanical/electrical deficiencies.

The ten schools were found to have many common issues.  Many of the buildings at these facilities are 50 to 60+ years old and need significant interior/exterior repair.

The 2013-2023 capitol investments plan budgets $20 million for all schools.  Some of the extensive repair options for schools range from $10 – $40 million per school.

This week, we’ll be speaking with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Assistant Superintendent for support services, Todd LoFrese, about the needed repairs; Wednesday, October 2, tune in to the WCHL Afternoon News with Aaron Keck at 4:30 p.m. for a forum on the topic.

For more information you can view the BOE presentation here.

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