Fairfax County has scaled-back plan for district headquarters

Feb. 13, 2009
District officials reduced costs of proposal after county leaders rejected plan

Plans to expand the headquarters of the Fairfax County (Va.) school system, shelved last fall by supervisors who cited high costs and tight budgets, have been revived after school officials trimmed their asking price to consolidate offices near Falls Church. The county's Board of Supervisors had rejected an initial $110 million proposal in September. School officials have come back with a $95 million plan to buy and refurbish a 275,000-square-foot building. The revised plan includes a reduced purchase price, and lower costs for renovations and furniture.

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FROM SEPTEMBER 2008: The Fairfax County (Va.) Board of Supervisors has dealt a significant setback to a $130 million school system plan to consolidate school headquarters in the Falls Church area. Supervisors voted unanimously to decline to take action on the plan to buy and renovate an office building.
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EARLIER: The Fairfax County (Va.) School board has approved a plan to borrow as much as $130 million to consolidate its headquarters into an office building that the district would buy in the Falls Church area. The investment would come as board members are trying to find savings to meet a projected shortfall of $150 million. But board members said the investment would save money in the long term.
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