Greensboro, NC -- The wait is over for students, parents and staff affected by the McNair Elementary School construction delay.
Officials with Guilford County Schools (GCS) announced classes will begin in the Ronald E. McNair Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. According to a news release, the building is nearly ready to open right now, and crews are moving supplies, furniture, technology equipment and teachers' personal classroom materials into the school this week.
The elementary school will be home for about 450 students in grades K-5. Since the beginning of the school year, McNair has operated at two locations - Jesse Wharton Elementary and Brightwood Elementary, with staff and students divided between the two sites.
In September 2012, the Guilford County Board of Education voted to terminate its contract with Farley Associates, Inc., the original contractor responsible for the construction of McNair Elementary, located at 4603 Yanceyville Road in Brown Summit. JE Dunn oversaw the project's completion and resumed construction in October.
Students will visit their new school in groups this Friday, Feb. 1, taking GCS buses to their new school. While there, they will tour the building, visit their classrooms, and see where the cafeteria, media center and other key rooms are located. Media is invited to join students on the tour at 10 a.m. Friday.
Parents are invited to an open house this Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families who cannot visit the school before the first day are invited to watch a virtual tour GCSTV staff created. The virtual tour is posted on the McNair Elementary website.
Students and staff will start classes in the new McNair Elementary building at 7:25 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4.
Sources: GCS, Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan
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