Guilford County OKs $5M For School Repairs
The Guilford County School District is set to receive $5 million to make school repairs. The money will come from an unused bond reserve.
County commissioners unanimously approved the funding at a meeting Thursday night.
The board had previously set aside $10 million for school security improvements but has revised its goals for how the money is used. The News & Record reports that a little more than $2 million will be spent on security, implementing “access control” projects that will address who can gain entrance to the schools.
Commissioners have directed a portion of the money to go toward structural repairs for things such as heating and air conditioning units, and $1 million has been set aside to replace damaged or inefficient windows in schools throughout the system.
County officials say the window-repair projects will help increase the flow of fresh air in buildings, based on recommendations by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention as the COVID-19 pandemic remains an issue.