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Brunswick County Schools construction

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Brunswick County is quickly growing, and its schools are bursting at the seams. School leaders hope construction of brand new elementary and middle schools will make a difference. With a little imagination, school officials in Brunswick County can visualize the future of their school system. In the construction site, they can already see an 83,000 square foot facility with state of the art classrooms that will house more than 800 students. It is the future Town Creek Elementary School. Brunswick County Superintendent Katie McGee said, "…just to know that we are standing here and I have all this construction going on around me, knowing that next year this time we will be occupying this new building." Brunswick is the fastest growing county in the state, and many of its schools are struggling to keep up. "We are very crowded all over in the elementary schools," said Stephen Miley, Brunswick Co. Schools Exec. Dir. Of Operations. "The modulars in our school district are just continuing to increase and students deserve this, students deserve to be in a facility that's built to 21st century standards." Town Creek will help alleviate the overcrowded schools in the north side of the county, and the new Cedar Grove Middle School will help the south side. At a price tag of $35,500,000, McGee says the new schools are the building blocks for a successful future in education. "What we are doing is building schools that are going to be around and still be suitable for students, 50 years from now," said McGee. Both schools are slated to be ready for the 2009-2010 school year.

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