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Board considers five-year facilities plan

JONESBORO — Officials are expected to set a five-year facilities plan for Clayton County Public Schools.

The district’s SPLOST coordinator, John Holloway, has recommended the school board adopt the plan which considers renovations at existing schools as well as new construction.

He presented the plan’s priority list of facilities in March with an update on the district’s capacity status, based on its Oct. 1, full-time enrollment count. The board approved that list in April.

Holloway said a validation team — composed of eight people from surrounding school districts and representing the state board of education — met May 16 in Clayton County to review the district’s facilities plan.

He said the team visited select schools and voted unanimously to recommend the board formally adopt the plan.

Holloway said the plan would make the district eligible for up to $70 million in state capital outlay funds over the next five years in addition to normal SPLOST revenue receipts.

The board is expected to vote on a resolution adopting the plan June 2.