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School Board Approves Middle School Projects

  The Council Rock Board of School Directors, at its meeting on March 31, 2016, approved the construction of a new middle school to replace the current Newtown Middle School, and also approved the expansion and renovation of the current Holland Middle School.  Both projects are scheduled to begin in Spring 2016 and conclude in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year, at which time the current Richboro Middle School is planned to close as a middle school and an entire K-12 student redistricting is scheduled to occur.  Aligning redistricting with the completion of these middle school projects ensures minimal transitions for our students. 
The total of the bids for the two middle school projects came in $4,891,853 less than budgeted.  The total current budgeted cost of the combined projects is $100,818,060.  This figure includes $4,674,205 as contingency funds for unexpected expenses, which could ultimately further reduce the overall cost of the projects.  Please click here for more detailed information the bids received.  Additionally, to the left are links to virtual tours of each of the middle school projects.  As you will see in these tours, both schools will be LEED Gold certified and, as such, will be resource efficient and, ultimately, will save ongoing operational expenses.