W-JCC School Board to vote on end of the year spending plan

aheymann@vagazette.com

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board will vote on the district’s 2018 end-of-year spending plan at its meeting Oct. 16.

According to the plan, W-JCC will end the year with a surplus of $2,735,392.54, or 2.06 percent of the division’s total operating budget.

The district will be returning $683,924 to James City County and Williamsburg for future Capital Improvement Plan projects. This leaves W-JCC about $2 million, or 1.5 percent, of the division’s total operating budget to spend.

The current plan would use the money for:

  • Redesigning Matthew Whaley Elementary School’s entrance for $15,000.
  • Redesigning James Town High School’s entrance for $128,600.
  • Replacing Warhill High School’s track for $509,250.
  • Removing a well on Berkeley Middle School’s property for $79,414.
  • Purchasing 10 new portable field lights for $80,000.
  • Purchasing 67 new cafeteria tables for $87,100.
  • Replacing a box truck the maintenance department uses for $48,056. The current truck is rusting and only gets 6 mpg.
  • Purchasing snow removal equipment for $600,000.
  • Expanding the central office parking lot by six spaces and pathing 10 existing spaces for $28,500.
  • Purchasing six replacement school buses for $660,000.
  • Purchasing new textbooks for a variety of subjects and grade levels for $305,554.88.

Some of the items on the list are proposed 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan, including repairing Warhill’s track and redesigning Jamestown High’s enterance.

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The School Board Meeting will begin after the public hearing on the 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in building F of the James City County Complex on 101 Mounts Bay Road.

Heymann can be reached by phone at 757-298-5828 or on Twitter at @HeymannAmelia.

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