Thanks to the generosity of VFW members, CCPS is in the process of renovating the former VFW post building on Greensboro Road, just north of Denton. Check out the details below, and let us know if you would like more information.
How did CCPS acquire the VFW building?
The building became vacant when the post gave up its charter due to declining membership. The members donated the building and the property to the county. In the spring of 2018, Bill Scudder, former post commander, handed the keys to the building to Milton Nagel, Superintendent of Administrative Services.
How will CCPS use the VFW building?
Several CCPS departments are currently spread out among smaller buildings, some of which are rented. Those departments will now be located at the VFW building. In addition, the property will provide storage space for buses, supplies, and equipment currently housed in separate spaces, most of which is rented.
How much will this project cost CCPS?
This project is budget-neutral. A 20-year lease purchase agreement on the central office building was recently paid off a year early but the annual payment, about $84,000, was already written into the school system’s FY19 budget. That money will now be used to renovate the VFW building. Renovations will include installing a new heating and cooling system, sprucing up the exterior, adding more natural light with additional windows, and reconfiguring the interior for offices.
Once the project is complete, it will result in a cost-savings because CCPS will no longer be paying rent on various properties.
When will the renovations be complete?
Renovations will begin in the fall of 2018 and will take approximately six months to complete.