high school expansions

Funding for upgrades and expansion of capacity at Page High and Middle Schools passed a county committee meeting on Monday.

The County Commission’s Budget Committee unanimously approved an intent-to-fund of $15.5 million requested by Williamson County Schools.

The money breaks down into $10.5 million for a three-story, 30-classroom building, the demolition of a 10-classroom part of the existing school, along with a parking lot, bus loop and sewer improvements at Page Middle. The remaining $5 million will pay for design work to add capacity at Page High and build a lane to the middle school; also, a turf football field, an official eight-lane track and parking.

The intent-to-fund measures now must pass the full commission on Monday.

All told, WCS officials expect the Page project to cost $70 million over three phases.

In April, the County Commission approved an intent-to-fund of $4.9 million for site and design work at Page High and Middle Schools, precursor to this funding.

The expansion will add capacity of 1,000 students at Page High and 600 at Page Middle.

Page is just one among several WCS schools that are set to undergo expansions. Brentwood High and Middle School had $17.9 million approved in April and Franklin High School had nearly $10 million approved in August for its own expansion.

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