August meetings set for Enon and Beulah elementaries

The communities of Enon Elementary and Beulah Elementary are gathering to help decide how their new school buildings will look. Community members will see the school design, review options for how the exterior of their school might look and vote on the façade they prefer during these meetings:

  • The Enon Elementary meeting will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 15 in the school’s library, 2001 E. Hundred Road. An additional topic at this meeting will be the reevaluation of the location selected as the site of the new Enon Elementary. Previously, the new school was to be built on a different site from the existing Enon Elementary. However, there is strong community support for putting the new school on the site of the existing school building, the recently hired architect believes that can be done, and new Superintendent James F. Lane is presenting to the School Board during its Aug. 8 meeting a proposal for building the new Enon Elementary on the site of the current school building.
  • The Beulah Elementary meeting will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 17 in the school’s cafeteria, 4216 Beulah Road.

The Chesterfield County School Board on July 12 adopted a prototype design for the four elementary schools that will be built in the next 32 months. Using the same design for multiple schools will save money and time as Chesterfield County Public Schools moves forward to build a new elementary school in the Midlothian District and build replacements for Beulah, Enon and Matoaca elementary schools. The construction is part of the bond package approved by Chesterfield County voters in 2013. The new Beulah and Enon elementaries are scheduled to open in the fall of 2018; the other two schools are scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.