After months of discussion, the Colonial Beach Town Council agreed to move forward on the $1.1 million needed by the school system. Colonial Beach Public Schools is in need of the money to relocate the elementary students and repair many needed items on the high school campus.
The movement of the elementary age students was first discussed in September of 2013. At that time, Superintendent Kathleen Beane and School Board chair Tim Trivett approached the council with the monetary request.
Students needed to be moved due to the age of the various modular units and trailers. Several of the trailers were more than forty years old and in disrepair. Many of these units have already been removed from the campus.
The elementary school will be placed behind the high school building near the softball field. This move places all CBPS students on one campus, which, according to the SB, should save money on maintenance, busing and cafeteria costs.
On January 5, when the large brick building known as the “Old High School” caught fire, the campus was deemed too dangerous for students to use. As of January 15, Oak Grove Baptist Church has been hosting all elementary students.