VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- More than a dozen Virginia Beach schools could undergo major renovations. Over the past 20 years, the district says the system has spent nearly $750 million replacing older schools. Now it's time to look ahead.
Fifteen schools are set to be modernized or completely replaced over the next 15 years. That's based on physical condition, age, and type of building. The four high schools on the list are around 60 years old: Princess Anne, Bayside, First Colonial, and Kempsville. That's according to Tony Arnold, executive director of facilities.
Also making the aged list are Kempsville, Bayside, Independence, and Lynnhaven middle schools.
On the elementary side are Princess Anne, Bettie F Williams, Holland, North Landing, Green Run, Fairfield and White Oaks.
A committee, which consists partly of educators and students, will host a series of community conversations. Neighbors have the chance to weigh in on the funding and timeline at the meetings.
The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Old Donation School. The next meeting is set for Thursday at Tallwood High School and the other two will take place on March 14 at Kellam High School and March 15 at Great Neck Middle School.
All of the meetings start at 6 p.m.
If you cannot make the meeting, a survey will be sent out on Thursday. You can also find the survey online.
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