$7 million renovations coming to Guilford County schools

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The Guilford County Board of Education has approved moving more than $7 million left over from other Guilford County Schools projects to renovate six high schools to house new career academies.

Citing Julius Monk, the school system’s director of facilities, the News & Record reports that Smith and Western Guilford high schools would get the additions.

The preliminary budget calls for spending of $4 million at Smith and $1.2 million at Western. Northeast High would see $250,000 in work, while $373,000 at Kearns Academy, $460,000 at Academy at Smith, and about $880,000 at Southeast High School.

At Smith, officials want to build a new Career and Technical Education building that would include one advanced manufacturing classroom/lab, one engineering classroom/lab, six core subject classrooms, one collaboration area and faculty office space.

At Western, the school system wants to build a new diesel technology lab where students could work on large diesel engine vehicles.

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