Chatham County breaks ground for new middle school

Posted January 29, 2009

Members of the Chatham County Board of Education and the Chatham County Board of Commissioners dipped their shovels in the dirt Thursday to break ground for a new middle school in the Briar Chapel development.

Superintendent Robert Logan was the master of ceremonies.

Robbie Farris, president and CEO of SFL+a Architects, complimented both boards on their commitment to energy efficiency in the building, which is designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

The school, which is slated to open in fall 2010, will serve up to 800 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.


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  • thefensk Jan 30, 2009

    It is amazing how slow this process is. When we lived in NE Chatham in the late 90s, the district purchased land on Jack Bennett Road for a High School and possibly a middle school as well. There the land sits, unused. Apparently this land was donated. Maybe it was a use it or lose it sort of deal. Meanwhile the other land can sit there unused, and off the tax rolls. Interesting.

  • daMoFo Jan 29, 2009

    With all the illegals flooding to Chatham, it won't take long for this school to be filled.