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County Commissioners Give Green Light to Project Ordinances


Greensboro, N.C. – Following the district’s request in March, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved the creation of project ordinances for eight construction projects, several land purchases and design work for two elementary schools. The approval came at the county commissioners’ April 15 meeting.

The commissioners’ action allows Guilford County Schools to move forward with work detailed in March, which would include the following:

  • Hampton-Peeler Elementary, which will be rebuilt at the Peeler site as a county-wide and neighborhood performing arts magnet
  • Archer Elementary, which will be fully renovated as a Montessori magnet, replacing Erwin Montessori
  • Peck Elementary, which will be rebuilt on site as a regional K-8 expeditionary learning magnet school
  • Foust Elementary, which will be rebuilt on site as a gaming and robotics magnet school
  • Brooks Global Studies, which will be rebuilt at the Craven School site near the Greensboro Arboretum
  • A new K-8 school in the southwest area, which will include a STEM center for regional use
  • Claxton Elementary, which will be rebuilt on site
  • Kiser Middle, which will be rebuilt on the Grimsley/Kiser campus

Land purchases for all phases are also included, as well as designs for Sternberger Elementary and Allen Jay Elementary, projects that are slated for future bond referendums.

In November, Guilford County voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum authorizing $300 million in school bonds for much-needed school improvements. The commissioners will issue General Obligation Bonds to pay for the projects.