New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 18, 2018

New Kent schools approve $1.1 million CIP for FY2019-20

By Andre Jones | November 6, 2018 10:37 am

Even though the school year started just two months ago, New Kent school board leaders are looking to improve facilities for FY2019-2020.

School board representatives approved a proposed $1.1 million Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the next school year at Monday evening’s regular school board meeting.

Director of Finance Haynie Morgheim presented the recommendations made by superintendent of schools Dave Myers and department staff to leaders for facility upgrades and needs. The annual bus replacement comes in as the most expensive item at a cost of $400,828. Replacement of New Kent Elementary School’s generator has been added to the list at a cost of $150,000 as the building also serves as an emergency shelter during local disasters. Other items topping the $100,000 plateau include adding modular trailers ($122,557), resurfacing New Kent Elementary School’s preschool playground ($108,000) and the final phase of digital conversion ($100,000).

Rounding out the $1,121,385 CIP proposed budget are the replacement of an HVAC system at New Kent Middle School ($80,000), a generator for the school nutrition area at New Kent Middle School ($60,000), miscellaneous improvements including painting ($50,000), upgrading annex security doors at George Watkins Elementary School ($25,000), and roof maintenance ($25,000).

As in previous years, the proposal continues to list renovations at New Kent Elementary School at a price tag of $15,000,000.