For Immediate Release: May 10, 2022
Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Board Approves Plan for Foust Elementary Transition
Students will be split between Murphey Academy, Jackson Middle campuses during construction
Greensboro, N.C. – Students at Foust Elementary now know their temporary home for the next two years while construction is completed on the new Foust Gaming and Robotics School.
Foust Elementary students in pre-K and kindergarten will attend Murphey Traditional Academy, and students in grades 1-5 will be housed in a separate building on the campus of Jackson Middle, which is adjacent to Murphey, making it convenient for parents with students in multiple grades.
Families and staff met with school and district officials on Monday to discuss details, and the Board of Education approved the plan at Tuesday’s meeting.
Murphey Traditional Academy and Jackson Middle were chosen for their available space and proximity to both Foust Elementary and to each other. Construction will begin this summer, and students will transition to their new schools in the fall.
Foust Elementary is one of eight projects under way through the 2020 Bond<www.gcsnc.com/Page/74610>, which will address only about 15 percent of the district’s facilities needs. The new building is expected to open for the 2024-2025 school year.
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