Augusta County May Be Opening New School

The Augusta County School Board listened to proposals for replacing the current Riverheads Elementary School.

Plans for the new Riverheads Elementary School

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A new school may be on the horizon for Augusta County.

The Augusta County School Board listened to proposals for replacing the current Riverheads Elementary School on Friday.

The new school would be designed to hold 750 students. The project would cost almost $19 million and be built beside the existing elementary and high schools.

The current school building was build in the 1960s and presents some concerns.

"It presents some difficulties in security. Right now we are lacking some electricity and power for computers and electronic devices. It' s much different than many of our other buildings. The pod style does cause us some problems," said Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop.

The current pod style will not be how the new school is designed. It would be a new modern-style school ready for the 2016-2017 school year.


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