|A rendering of how Falls Church High School could look after renovation.|
Fairfax County Public Schools officials presented an update on the Falls Church High School renovation project at a community meeting last week.
The project includes a new auxiliary gym and an expansion of the existing gym;. new physical education rooms; and a new music suite, library, lecture hall, and science labs. The cafeteria will be expanded. Nursing and dental labs will be added to the academy wing.
The entire school will have new floor finishes, walls, ceilings, doors, and windows.
There will also be new safety measures, including sprinkler systems, fire alarms, door access systems; new mechanical and plumbing systems; new lighting; and new data and telephone systems. The kiss-and ride and bus drop-off areas will have improved circulation.
Planning and design costs were covered by a school bond passed by voters in 2017. Funding for construction will be included in a bond referendum on the 2021 ballot.