STAUNTON, VA-- Robert E Lee High School is considering some improvements. Parents saw what improvements needed to be made and the options offered.
The auditorium is fairly new, but some parts of the school were built in the 1980s, and others are as old as the 1960s. The 90 degree temperatures in the library before the event illustrate the needs of the school. Options range from base-level renovations at around $18 million to a completely new facility at more than $50 million. We asked a parent, who attended the high school as a child, his thoughts.
"I think they should cover it with the comprehensive plan of being able to retrofit for the future, in other words, being able to expand for future needs is probably the best option to go, that way you can compensate for any future needs for any expanding areas that there might be," said Stephen Hughes, who's wife also attended Robert E. Lee, and has a daughter who will attend the school.