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Madison Co. Board of Education votes on new capital plan

Madison Co. Board of Education members discuss the school district's capital plan. Madison Co. Board of Education members discuss the school district's capital plan.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Madison County Board of Education called a special session on Saturday to discuss the school district's capital plan.

There will be an opportunity for Madison County Schools to receive nearly $56 million in BRAC money instead of $33 million originally allocated.

Since there is a possibility that the district will receive more funds, the board is being asked to submit a priority list of projects.

Board members discussed to realign the district's capital plan, which will be submitted to Madison County commissioners.

Taking care of the overcrowding problem at Sparkman High School is the top priority.

Building an intermediate school for Lynn Fanning Elementary, creating an academic building at Madison County Elementary and adding a new wing to Madison County High School is also under consideration.

Board members voted to adopt the plan, assuming they receive at least $55.9 million in BRAC money.

If that amount is not approved, members agreed to revert to the original capital plan funded by $33 million in BRAC money.

That plan would not allow for a new high school. Instead, the current Sparkman High School would be expanded and the rest of the list completed.

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