Charlottesville Tomorrow, Josh Mandell | Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:20 p.m.
The Albemarle County School Board on Thursday voted 5-2 to accept a consultant’s recommendation to create one or two new centers dedicated to project-based learning for high school students while modernizing academic spaces at the county’s existing high schools. The total cost of the recommended projects is estimated at $87.9 million.
This spring, Albemarle hired HBA Architecture & Interior Design and subcontractor Fielding Nair International to complete a high school facilities planning study. The consultants were tasked with recommending solutions for accommodating population growth that is straining the capacity of county high schools.