CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield County Public Schools officials broke ground on a new Crestwood Elementary School on Tuesday.
The school, which is set to open in the fall of 2021, will hold 750 students.
“It’s kind of sad to see it all gone but it’s very exciting to see what will come," said Principal Lindsay Porzio. "The people make the place, and our people are fantastic and we will embrace and grow together.”
The new school is part of Chesterfield’s capital improvements plan that includes the renovation or replacement of seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
“It was scheduled to be a renovation, this school board decided to turn it into a rebuild because of the needs,” explained School Board member Javaid Siddiqui. “We didn’t want families to come back and say, ‘what happened here?’ this is going to be a brand new school and deservingly so.”
Siddiqui says Crestwood has been a school that has lacked investment and has been in great need of changes.
Crestwood students are currently going to school in a “modular village” on the campus of Bon Air Elementary School during construction.
Tuesday’s groundbreaking took place at 10 a.m.
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