UPDATE: Cave Spring High School renovation plans updated

UPDATED (11/10/17 4:45 PM) - The Roanoke County School Board's construction committee has placed all options back on the table for the Cave Spring High School renovation project. 

Earlier this week, the committee had narrowed the options down to one.  

The school board currently is studying each option and is expected to make a final decision by the end of December.

The school board will discuss these options further at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at Cave Spring High School starting at 5 p.m.   There will also be a community meeting on November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley High School.

Here is the latest press release: 

At the Nov. 10 construction committee meeting, the school board and the school administration placed all options back on the table for consideration.

At the Nov. 7 construction committee meeting, the school board and the school administration discussed several options for the renovation and expansion of Cave Spring High School set to begin in June 2018, including where to safely locate students during this project.  Initially, five different options were developed, each with different aspects.  Below is a brief overview of each option.  You can find greater details about each option including safety, athletics, parking and transportation considerations at this link: https://www.rcs.k12.va.us/Page/3122. 

We want to make sure you stay informed about the upcoming project.  The school board currently is studying each option and is expected to make a final decision by the end of December.  Student/staff safety and instructional integrity are key factors in this evaluation along with controlling costs and maintaining extra-curricular activities.

The school board will discuss these options further at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Cave Spring High School (starting at 5 p.m.).  In addition, a community meeting is planned for November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at HVHS.
NOTE:  The time of the Nov. 14 meeting has changed to 5 p.m..  The date of the community meeting has moved to Nov. 27.
Option 1:  Vacate CSHS and rent Tanglewood Mall space (former J.C Penney’s)

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS.
10th grade students would be located at HVHS
11th and 12th grade students would use the Tanglewood Mall space
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project

 
Option 2a:  Vacate CSHS and combine high school students at HVHS

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
HVHS rising 9th grade students would remain at HVMS.
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at HVHS (some in mobile classrooms)
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project

 
Option 2b:  Vacate CSHS and combine high school students at HVHS

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
HVHS rising 9th grade students would go to HVHS
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at HVHS (many in mobile classrooms)
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project

 
Option 3:  Vacate CSHS and create a separate high school at HVHS using mobile classrooms

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
HVHS rising 9th grade students would remain at HVMS.
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located in mobile classrooms outside at HVHS
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project

 
Option 4:  Occupy CSHS and do construction in phases (more mobile classrooms)

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at CSHS (many in mobile classrooms) with certain areas of the building closed for renovations in phases.
Estimated timeline:  18 months to complete project

 
Option 5:  Occupy CSHS and do construction in phases (longer timeline, less mobile classrooms)

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at CSHS (some in mobile classrooms) with certain areas of the building closed for renovations in phases.
Estimated timeline:  30 months to complete project

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The Roanoke County School Board's construction committee has narrowed down the options for the renovation and expansion of Cave Spring High School.  

At first five options were discussed, but on Tuesday, November 7th, the school board eliminated four of the five options. 

They also asked for the remaining option to be modified.  

A final decision about the project is expected by the end of December.  

The school board will talk about these options more at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at Cave Spring High School at 6 p.m.

A community meeting is also planned for November 30th at Hidden Valley High School at 6:30 p.m.

Here is the full information that is posted on the Roanoke County Schools website: 

At the Nov. 7 construction committee meeting, the school board and the school administration discussed several options for the renovation and expansion of Cave Spring High School set to begin in June 2018, including where to safely locate students during this project.  Initially, five different options were developed, each with different aspects.  Below is a brief overview of each option.  You can find greater details about each option including safety, athletics, parking and transportation considerations at this link: https://www.rcs.k12.va.us/Page/3122.  On Nov. 7, the school board eliminated four of the five initial options (1, 3, 4, 5) and requested a modified version of option 2 to be examined.

We want to make sure you stay informed about the upcoming project.  The school board currently is studying each option and is expected to make a final decision by the end of December.  Student/staff safety and instructional integrity are key factors in this evaluation along with controlling costs and maintaining extra-curricular activities.

The school board will discuss these options further at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Cave Spring High School (starting at 6 p.m.).  In addition, a community meeting is planned for November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at HVHS.
Option 1:  Vacate CSHS and rent Tanglewood Mall space (former J.C Penney’s)

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS.
10th grade students would be located at HVHS
11th and 12th grade students would use the Tanglewood Mall space
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project
NOTE:  This option was eliminated during the Nov. 7 construction committee meeting.

 
Option 2a:  Vacate CSHS and combine high school students at HVHS

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
HVHS rising 9th grade students would remain at HVMS.
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at HVHS (some in mobile classrooms)
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project
NOTE:  This option is being considered by the school board.

 
Option 2b:  Vacate CSHS and combine high school students at HVHS

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
HVHS rising 9th grade students would go to HVHS
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at HVHS (many in mobile classrooms)
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project
NOTE:  This is a new option and is being evaluated for safety, instruction, cost, and other factors.

 
Option 3:  Vacate CSHS and create a separate high school at HVHS using mobile classrooms

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
HVHS rising 9th grade students would remain at HVMS.
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located in mobile classrooms outside at HVHS
Estimated timeline:  14 months for instructional space, 18 months to complete project
NOTE:  This option was eliminated during the Nov. 7 construction committee meeting.

 
Option 4:  Occupy CSHS and do construction in phases (more mobile classrooms)

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at CSHS (many in mobile classrooms) with certain areas of the building closed for renovations in phases.
Estimated timeline:  18 months to complete project
NOTE:  This option was eliminated during the Nov. 7 construction committee meeting.

 
Option 5:  Occupy CSHS and do construction in phases (longer timeline, less mobile classrooms)

CSHS rising 9th grade students would remain at CSMS
10th, 11th and 12th grade students would be located at CSHS (some in mobile classrooms) with certain areas of the building closed for renovations in phases.
Estimated timeline:  30 months to complete project
NOTE:  This option was eliminated during the Nov. 7 construction committee meeting.


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