Virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held for new Crestwood Elementary

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Another school replacement construction project approved by Chesterfield County residents through the 2013 school bond referendum will wrap up this spring. A new replacement building for Crestwood Elementary is part of a strategic investment initiated by previous School Boards and Boards of Supervisors that will allow for more equitable and safer schools across the school division.

“In my time here in Chesterfield County, I’ve seen firsthand the overwhelming support the community has shown to our school division and the importance our residents place on equity and education,” Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty said. “The completion of this school replacement project ensures that our students and teachers are provided with remarkable learning environments where they feel both safe and supported as they imagine tomorrow.”

Through school construction efforts, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ projects have addressed the need to replace the older school facilities and overcrowding in elementary schools in the northern part of the county.

“We appreciate the efforts the previous School Board made to improve our school construction process, and the current Board has worked hard to ensure that these projects continue to be completed on time and under budget,” School Board Chair Ryan Harter said. “We are proud to provide our students with safe, nurturing learning environments that are conducive to 21st   century learning.”

This year’s ribbon cutting ceremonies continue to be different from previous years. Due to state guidelines for gatherings, each of the celebrations will be held virtually to help maintain proper social distancing. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be available for the community to watch live on Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Facebook page.

About Crestwood Elementary

  • Ribbon cutting: 10 a.m. on March 29 at 7600 Whittington Drive.
  • Virtual ceremony available on Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Facebook page.
  • After the ribbon cutting, there will be a virtual tour of the building provided to residents via Facebook.
  • Classes will be held at the new campus beginning Tuesday, April 13.

Page 2 of 2 Located in northern Chesterfield County within the Midlothian District, the original Crestwood Elementary opened in 1962 in the Crestwood Farms subdivision off of Jahnke and Buford Roads. The new building is located on the same land as the previous campus and will open to students on Tuesday, April 13. It is just shy of 96,000 square feet and will house approximately 750 students. Contracted for approximately $24.4 million, the new Crestwood Elementary project will be completed on time and under budget.