School board approves roof replacement at West Forsyth

Published 12:05 am Thursday, November 30, 2023

CLEMMONS — During a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education meeting earlier this month, board members approved a project to complete a roof replacement at West Forsyth High School.

The decision was approved unanimously after board member Robert Barr made the initial motion, which board member Leah Crowley seconded.

In an email, the school district’s chief communications and external relations officer, Brent Campbell, confirmed that the project would result in no displacement of students or staff, with most of the work being done after hours and on the weekends.

The part of the project that the school board voted on is actually phase 2. The first phase was completed last summer. The total of both phases includes the entire campus and is reportedly expected to cost $2 million.

Campbell indicated that the roof replacement is part of routine capital projects.

“It was on the list for replacement and part of our capital plan to complete within this time frame,” Campbell said in the email.

The work will reportedly begin as soon as supplies are ordered and have time to arrive, which could take a few weeks.

The school system now enters the formal bid process.

“Once that is completed, the work will begin,” Campbell said. “The goal is to have the work completed by the end of summer 2024.”