Supervisors to hear middle school recommendation Tuesday

by quinton sheppard - Posted on Aug 31, 2011 - 03:43 PM

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will hear for the first time the Gloucester County School Board’s recommendation on building a new middle school at the supervisors’ meeting Tuesday night, beginning at 7 o’clock, in the colonial courthouse.

The school board was unanimous in a vote last Thursday to go with its option of choice, which is to build a grade 6-9 middle school on the school system’s T.C. Walker Road site. The proposal, which will accommodate 800 middle school students and 500 ninth grade students, comes with a $54,141,675 price tag. The existing high school will become a grade 10-12 facility under the proposal.

The plan also includes demolishing all of the current Page Middle School, except for its gym and auditorium, and building a new administrative and operations facility at that site. The existing gym and auditorium will be available for community use with renovations to these spaces required by tornado damage. Page suffered severe damage from the April 16 tornado.