No Final Word on a New Fluvanna High School

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart

March 8, 2006

Fluvanna County School District is no closer to striking a deal on a new high school. Not long ago the school board hoped it was close to finalizing a plan that would alleviate the crowding in that district. A tie vote by the board of supervisors in the county killed the $60 million proposal.

The almost $60 million Domino Plan involves building a new high school, moving the middle school into the current high school, and turning the middle school into a 4th and 5th grade elementary school. It would be the most expensive project in Fluvanna's history.

The plan faced criticism by the board of supervisors because, they say, the new facility would be overcrowded and in need of renovations and additions by 2020. Wednesday the School Board released a packet with new figures on enrollment counts, and some sample layouts of other schools that they may be able to use as a guide for a new plan in the district.

Fluvanna County is also looking at ways to include vocational classes on-site at a new high school.

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