City of Manassas

The following was among actions taken at the Jan. 26 meeting of the City of Manassas School Board. For more information, call 361-0166.

BOND SALE -- The School Board voted unanimously to borrow $10 million from the state to partially fund construction of a new middle school, conversion of a middle school into an elementary school and installation of air conditioning at an elementary school. The City Council must approve the state bond application.

The $10 million Virginia Public School Authority bond and loans from other state educational funds including the Literary Fund would pay for part of the $24 million needed for the school system's proposed two-year capital improvement project. At its Feb. 8 meeting, the City Council will consider selling city bonds to raise the remaining money needed for the school projects.

Last month, the Manassas City Council approved the School Board's request to borrow $2 million from the state's Literary Fund, which along with $1.8 million from the proposed VPSA bond, would fund the conversion of Jennie Dean Middle School, 9601 Prince William St., into an elementary school that will house 750 students.

The remainder of the $10 million state loan would partially fund the completion of a new and larger $15.6 million middle school to be constructed at Fairview and Richmond avenues. It will replace Jennie Dean Middle School and also fund the installment of air conditioning at Baldwin Elementary School, 9705 Main St.

When the new middle school is completed in the fall of 1990, it will house 1,575 students in grades seven, eight and nine.