Prince William supervisors just agreed on a plan to encourage their counterparts on the school board to adopt a new, higher-capacity design for the county’s 13th high school.

Republican Supervisors Pete Candland of Gainesville and Jeanine Lawson of Brentsville have been circulating an arrangement the past few weeks to help make it more financially feasible for the school board to adopt the “Patriot Redesign Increasing Capacity Effectively” model for the new facility, which is set to open in Bristow by 2021. The board’s voted three separate times in favor of a design in the style of Battlefield HS, which can house 500 fewer students but costs roughly $10.6 million less than the PRICE model.

After a lengthy debate on the issue, supervisors ultimately voted 5-3 on Dec. 6 on a resolution directing the county to dedicate $1 million in debt service over the next 20 years to cover the difference.

Read More: Prince William County supervisors push for higher-capacity 13th high school | Headlines | insidenova.com

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