Notes: Alexandria City Public Schools wants $314 million to fund its capital projects

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ACPS interim Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt at the deed signing ceremony for the Winkler Botanical Preserve, September 15, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt released her $314 million Capital Improvement Program budget last week.

According to ACPS:

Over the past decade, ACPS has secured a significant $558.9 million in CIP funds. While $60 million remains unallocated, it is designated for future use. Roughly $40 million has been designated for specific projects, including the 1703 N. Beauregard swing space and the Minnie Howard redevelopment, both of which are slated for awarding by February 2024.

The presented budget CIP includes the following:

  • Allocating resources for the modernization of George Mason Elementary School.
  • Continued capital investment planning for Cora Kelly School for Math, Science & Technology.
  • Enhancing the ACPS transportation facility through modernization efforts.
  • Providing funding for improvements to exterior playgrounds and sports areas.
  • Sustaining ongoing upgrades and replacements of building systems, as needed within specific facilities.

The School Board will conduct its public hearing on the matter on Nov. 13, followed by the Board’s adoption on Dec. 14.

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