Hunter Elementary Set to Open New Building

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For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017

Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Hunter Elementary Set to Open New Building
Other construction projects nearing completion

Greensboro, N.C. – Hunter Elementary students will start the school year in a brand new building. The new building is complete and demolition of the old building has begun. Staff was able to begin moving in after the last day of school in June.

Classroom renovations at Bluford Elementary are also complete, and teachers will move into new classrooms in August.

The remaining 2008 bond projects are making steady progress, including the school replacement at Western Middle, formerly known as Guilford Middle. Brick has been added to the new building and window and drywall installation is under way.

At Western High, the cafeteria expansion and athletics improvements are more than 75 percent complete. The new building has electricity and most light fixtures, and grading has begun for the bus parking lot.

New finishes are being installed in High Point Central High’s new media center, and furniture is scheduled to be delivered in mid-August. Interior demolition has begun on the stair tower addition.

Brick installation is complete on Smith High’s new field house, and work continues inside on the plumbing fixtures and bathroom partitions.

At Southern High, the concession restroom building now has vinyl siding and new paint, as well as mechanical units, windows and roll-up doors.

In 2008, Guilford County voters approved $457 million in school construction bonds. To date, more than $385 million has been spent or is currently under contract. Nine priority projects are being paid for by money saved on earlier 2008 bond construction projects and redirected funds from the Airport Area High School project, which was eliminated during the recession when population growth in the region stalled.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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