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New high school in the clear

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9:29 am

The saga of the new W&L High School came yet closer to fruition, and has been a long time coming. Back around 2015, Board of Supervisors Chairman Darryl Fisher tasked the new Westmoreland County School Board Superintendent, Dr. Michael Perry, with getting a new high school designed and built. Most importantly, he was told at the time to get it right. It’s been the subject of several back-and-forth discussions between the School Board and the Board of Supervisors, with both sides trying to keep costs under control while making sure the students got the school they needed and deserved.

In an update before the Westmoreland County School Board in December, Dr. Perry presented a letter from Rural Development. The architects at Grimm & Parker, who had been commissioned to design the new school, had submitted their drawings to the Rural Development Agency, which came back with a letter of approval.

“Initially, they accept them and say you don’t have to re-submit, but there are conditions that they will want us to satisfy, and if we do, then the stuff having to do with construction will be accepted.”

The areas to watch now will be the County’s Board of Supervisors and the Montross Town Council, as Grimm & Parker, along with the School Board, tries to take the plans to bid.

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 1/2/19