Battlefield Park ES Replacement Update

Battlefield Park ES Replacement Update
Posted on 02/15/2024
BPES LogoFebruary 2024 Update:

Dear BPES Families, Faculty, and Staff,

I hope you are having a great week. I am writing today to keep you informed of the next steps for the replacement of our school building.

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 Battlefield Park Elementary School (BPES) site.

As part of this process, Hanover County Public Schools is hosting a Hanover County Planning Department informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in the BPES 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.

As always, if you have any questions about BPES or your child, please feel free to reach out directly to me. For questions about this project specifically, please email [email protected].

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jackie McCaleb
Principal
Battlefield Park Elementary School


Original September 2023 Message:

Dear BPES Families,

I hope you are having a great week. I write today with an important update on the replacement of our school.

As you may know, a facilities study commissioned by the School Board in 2018 recommended a replacement of our school building. In response, the Board prioritized our project in its list of recommended replacement and/or renovation projects. In an exciting development, the five-year Capital Improvement Plan approved by the School Board earlier this year includes the replacement of our school, advancing the schedule for replacing our building. This represents a significant investment in the future of our school that will serve generations to come. The replacement of our school building is expected to take place over the next three school years with completion prior to the 2026-27 school year. The design phase of the project is already underway.

As part of the process for the replacement, HCPS and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, the Charlottesville-based architectural firm that is overseeing the design of our project, are seeking input through a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff, and our broader community. The meetings will be held as follows:

- Student Focus Group: Wednesday, October 25 at BPES
- Staff: Wednesday, October 25 at BPES
- Community: Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at BPES
-Community: Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. (Virtual); more information on this meeting will be shared in the near future.

I greatly look forward to your input as part of this process and I hope that you will join me in my excitement for this wonderful opportunity for our school community.

Please be assured that we will continue to keep you updated throughout the duration of this exciting project, including via this specific website that has been created to provide additional information on our renovation.

As always, if you have any questions about our school, please feel free to reach out to me. For specific questions about the replacement project or the input sessions, please email [email protected].

Thank you for your continued support, participation, and enthusiasm.

With gratitude,

Jackie McCaleb
Principal
Battlefield Park Elementary School
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