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River Valley Intermediate

Texas district approves design to convert intermediate to middle school

May 21, 2020
The $43.1 million renovation of River Valley Intermediate in the Midway district will create a 1,300-student middle school.

The Midway (Texas) Independent School District board has approved a design for converting River Valley Intermediate School into a middle school.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the $43.1 million conversion is one of eight projects in a $148 million bond package voters approved in November.

The district of about 8,200 students is expected to grow to 10,700 in 10 years, according to the facility committee’s estimates.

River Valley Intermediate in McGregor, Texas, now serves fifth and sixth grade students. The school board is eliminating both of its intermediate schools with the bond package. The other intermediate, Woodgate, will be converted to an elementary.

Once the conversion of River Valley is complete, River Valley will serve grades six through eight. The renovation will add 87,859 square feet and increase capacity to as many as 1,300 students.

The district will continue holding classes on the River Valley campus while  renovations are carried out. The design adds a new, two-story wing to the school for eighth grade students and a single-story addition for athletics, agricultural sciences and a cafeteria expansion.

Construction is expected to start in spring 2021 and be completed by June 2022.

The architect for the project is Huckabee.

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