Leon County Schools Passes Five Year Financial Plan

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Posted at 9:32 PM, Oct 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-14 17:53:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County School Board officials approve a district facilities plan that outlines the district's financial plans for the next 5 years.

That $130 million plan is required by the Department of Education each year.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, part of the plan would transition Rickards High School from a high school to a middle school.

This would happen after a new high school on the southside opened, with construction for that project expected to begin in 2017.

After new students enrolled, renovations would begin at Rickards, which is nearly 60 years old.

They estimate this conversion would cost about $12.2 million, while the building of the new high school would come with a $60 million price tag.

Other anticipated projects in the school system include a conversion of Fairview Middle School which would cost $9.2 million, $6 million of renovations at Springwood Elementary, $4.7 million at Canopy Oaks Elementary and $4.1 million at Woodville Elementary.

Gene Cox Stadium is slated for a $5 million renovation.