County Approves Purchase of Southeast Area Land

The future Southeast-area elementary school has a new home. On April 12, the Guilford County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase price of $600,000 for a 30-acre parcel of land located at 3511 E. Lee St. in Greensboro.

The location was approved by the Guilford County Board of Education at its March 22, 2012 meeting. The property will be purchased with 2008 School Bonds funds.

"We are very pleased with this site and are eager to begin design of the new school as quickly as possible," said Andrew LaRowe, GCS chief operations officer.  "We have been looking for an appropriate site for this school for quite some time and appreciate the efforts of everyone's hard work. We are especially thankful to the community for their support in building this new school." 

A new Southeast-area elementary school was included in projects authorized by the 2008 School Bonds referendum to relieve congestion at Alamance Elementary and potential overcrowding at Sedalia and McLeansville Elementary Schools. The new school will serve approximately 700 students in kindergarten through fifth-grade and is scheduled to open in August 2014.