Beaverdam Elementary School Construction

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Beaverdam Elementary School Construction 

Hanover County Public Schools is proud to invest in a significant construction project for Beaverdam Elementary School.

Timeline To Date

  • May 2018: At a School Board work session, Board members learned through the results of a study requested by the Board that Beaverdam Elementary School is in need of renovation.
  • September 2018: The School Board reaches consensus to prioritize the renovation of BES among other projects identified in the study.
  • May 2023: The Capital Improvement Plan adopted by the School Board includes the renovation of BES.
  • October 2023: HCPS and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates host input sessions (in-person and virtual) with students, faculty and staff, and the community to garner input on the design of the school.
  • December 2023: The School Board reaches consensus to move forward with plans to replace the building rather than renovate the school. A final determination will come at the conclusion of the annual budget process. Read more here.
  • January 2024: Funding for replacement rather than renovation is included in the proposed Capital Improvement Plan. Additionally, the Hanover County School Board submits a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application to the Hanover County Planning Department to request review and approval of the site plan for the construction of a replacement elementary school at the Beaverdam Elementary School site. 

Public Meetings

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HCPS and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, the Charlottesville-based architectural firm that is overseeing the renovation of the school, sought input through a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The community meetings were held as follows: Monday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at BES and Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. (Virtual).

The Hanover County School Board has submitted a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application to the Hanover County Planning Department to request review and approval of the site plan for the construction of a replacement elementary school at the Beaverdam Elementary School site.

As part of this process, Hanover County Public Schools is hosting a Hanover County Planning Department informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27 in the BES cafeteria to share an overview of the proposed site plan and provide an opportunity to ask questions. Students, families, faculty and staff, and community members are welcome to attend.

Contact

If you have any questions about the Beaverdam Elementary School construction project, please contact [email protected].

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