A big part of transforming Rockford schools gets the green light to move forward.
Board members accept the construction timeline for District 205's 10-year facilities plan.
The school board voted six to one to accept the timeline for $250 million facilities plan.
That plan includes school additions and renovations.
District 205 will build two new schools and do additions at 13 more.
Eight schools will be closed.
But according to district officials, a lot still hinges on what happens over the next year.
Not all school additions and closures aren't set in stone yet.
The facilities oversight committee will evaluate the budget to make sure they haven't gone over and that they have the expected revenue.
They will bring a recommendation to the board in December of 2015.
"For the building of new schools which takes closing five schools and building two new ones, It's still dependent on the board's final approval on December of 2015," District 205 Chief Operations Officer, Todd Schmidt said.
District officials do hope to give each school and parents an outline of when these projects will be carried out.
We're told parents will be communicated with through school newsletters.
For more on the timeline head to www.rps205.com/betterschools