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High School Facility Project


   One of a community’s greatest assets is its public schools – the children, their families, and the school division’s staff.  The school buildings create the framework in which our students learn, our teachers teach and our support staff provide services to meet the diverse needs of our programs. 

   Providing safe, nurturing school environments is critical to meeting the community’s expectations.  The School Board tasks staff with the daily oversight of building maintenance and receives reports at its monthly meetings related to ongoing operational issues.  Major improvement projects and construction projects are an annual part of long-term planning.  In the winter of 2011, the City added a $75 million Lee High School item to the Capital Investment Plans understanding that the aging facility had significant problems.  City Council has subsequently approved CIPs that include funding for updating or building a new facility in 2019.  Understanding that CIPs provide a projection of City needs and priorities, these projects are dependent on available funding.


   The School Board issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in the fall of 2013 for a study of the high school structure, its grounds, and its feasibility for supporting instruction in the decades ahead.  This webpage has been created to provide a central repository for stakeholders to obtain information about this ongoing process.  This webpage will be updated periodically to include additional information as the School Board continues this long process to best meet the needs of our students.  

(click on the links below to see each report)
Request for Proposal for Staunton City Schools Robert E. Lee High School Physical and Space Needs Study (2013)
•  Architect's Presentation of the Robert E. Lee High School Facility Assessment (October 15, 2013)
  Robert E. Lee High School Physical Plant and Space Needs Study Overview (2013)
R.E. Lee High School Facility Assessment Update (February 10, 2014) < Video Presentation >
Robert E. Lee High School Facility Report (May 2014)
•  Lee High Design Concepts (May 2014)
Poster of Lee High School Design Options (May 2014)
High School Presentation (March 2015)
School Board Votes for New High School (SCS Press Release, March 12, 2015)
Op-Ed Article from the Staunton City School Board (March 14, 2015)
Lee High School FAQ's (April 2016)
Lee High School Project Update (December 2016)
Board Anticipates Significant Improvements for Lee High with $40 Million (Press Release, January 25, 2017)