Study recommends replacing two Newport News schools, revitalizing dozens more

According to a recent architect study, 28 newport news public schools require maintenance or improvements of 1- million dollars or more per school in the next 5 years.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Several Newport News public schools need major revitalization.

That's according to a recent study by Moseley Architects, which reviewed the condition of every school in the district. The study recommends replacing two schools, plus additions and revitalizations to others.

According to the study, 28 Newport News public schools require maintenance or improvements of $1 million or more per school in the next five years.

The architect recommends replacing both Warwick High School and Huntington Middle School in the next 10 and five years respectively, due to the age and condition of the schools and the extent of identified maintenance needs.

Replacing Warwick High School is going to cost $103,882,500. Replacing Huntington Middle school is going to cost $36,936,000.

79% of schools in Newport News are 40-years-old or older. 57% of schools are 50-years-old or older.

The study also recommends replacing learning cottages at 15 schools immediately, which would cost $63, 517,973.

The school board will review the complete study when it is available.

The immediate next steps will be to determine capital needs for the next five years. The proposed capital funding request includes architectural design costs for Huntington in the 2017/2018 school year (fiscal year 2018) and funding for construction in 2019/2020 school year (fiscal year 2020).

That plan will be considered/voted on August.

Read more on NNPS Capital Needs and the Comprehensive Facility Study Review below:

School Board Retreat - CIP 15-Year Plan by 13News Now on Scribd

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