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Virginia district breaks ground on overhaul of middle/high school campus

March 12, 2024
The $81.3 million project at the Northampton Middle and High School complex in Eastville will take about 30 months to complete.

The Northampton County (Virginia) school district has broken ground on an $81.3 million overhaul of its middle and high school complex in Eastville.

The Eastern Shore Post reports that the groundbreaking ceremony was the culmination of more than five years of work by the Northampton High School Revitalization Committee, which included county and school officials.

“We’ve been working behind the scenes to conceptualize a building that our students and our educators deserve, one that’s beautiful, one that’s cutting-edge, and one that is going to take…our students...further,” said Northampton School Board Chair Liz Jones.

The project calls for construction of a new cafeteria and auditorium and a separate wing and gym for the middle school, which has been using space in Northampton High School for about 15 years.

The architect is Woolpert, and the builder is M.B. Kahn Construction Company.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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