The Guilford County School District began breaking ground on six new school buildings this week. 

The ceremonies began on Aug. 22, at the sites of three schools which will be rebuilt using funds from a $300 million school bond approved by Guilford County voters in 2020. 

The first two groundbreakings were at Kiser Middle School and Claxton Elementary School. According to the district's website, both of these buildings were more than 60 years old. 

The third ceremony was at Brooks Global Studies, which will move to a property across from the Greensboro Arboretum.

At a press conference last week, Acting Superintendent Whitney Oakley called these events “huge milestones.” 

“We will also be hosting various listening sessions with teachers, families, students, and community members to hear ideas on what the community would like to see in these new schools,” Oakley said. 

On Aug. 23, the district will host events for three more projects. Those will include the construction of a new Visual and Performing Arts Academy and a Robotics and Gaming Magnet School at Foust Elementary. 

These projects are part of a larger plan the district has to address infrastructure needs including building, rebuilding, and renovating schools.


Amy Diaz covers education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.

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