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Cumberland County (N.C.) district may ask county for $470 million to build and renovate schools

April 6, 2022
The capital improvement plan would enable the district to build a $95 million high school and seven other campuses.
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The Cumberland County (N.C.) district has identified more than $470 million in school construction needs over the next five years.

If the school board decides to seek funding from the county for those projects, it would move forward with plans to construct a new $95 million E.E. Smith High School and seven other schools, reports The Fayetteville Observer

A district committee has recommended that the school board seek construction funds from the board of county commissioners. The board is scheduled to vote next week on the recommendation

Each of the other six planned schools would replace two or more existing campuses. Five other schools would undergo major renovations.

The schools that would be replaced in the five-year plan and the projected costs:

Cumberland Road and Walker Spivey elementary schools, $34.6 million.

Sunnyside and J.W. Seabrook elementary schools, $34.6 million.

Raleigh Road Elementary School, which would be combined with a proposed school in the north part of the county, $35.29 million.

J. W. Coon and Sherwood Park elementary schools, $36 million.

Ferguson Easley and Lucile Souders elementary schools $36 million.

Stedman Primary and Stedman and Beaver Dam elementary schools, $36.72 million.

The schools targeted for renovation:

William H. Owen Elementary School, $12.45 million.

Ponderosa Elementary School, $19.78 million.

Alger B. Wilkins High School, $16.55 million.

Howard Learning Academy Middle School,  $14.02 million.

Westarea Elementary School, $23.84 million.

The resolution will go to the board for consideration at its meeting April 12.

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