– The WJC School Board on Tuesday approved two budget transfers that will allow projects at James River Elementary School and Toano Middle School to proceed.
After the school division worked with James City County on a plan that would designate the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center at James River as an emergency shelter, the School Board approved a transfer that will allow the school division to purchase and install a generator there. The funds were left over from an HVAC project at Lafayette High School. The school division now has $250,000 budgeted for the generator and its installation.
The School Board also approved a budget transfer totaling $200,000 to tackle a potential moisture problem in the flooring at Toano Middle School that was discovered during a routine refurbishment project last summer. Moisture testing will be performed in the spring to determine whether mitigation is necessary before the remainder of the flooring can be laid down. If a solution is not needed, then the funds would simply not be spent, according to facilities management coordinator Alan Robertson. The funds to transfer were left over from budget lines that funded HVAC projects at Lafayette, Toano and James River.
Each budget transfer was approved unanimously.
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