The proposed new elementary school site is outlined in yellow. The nearly 27 arces at 142 Murray Drive, Troutville, is off Laymantown Road and is bordered by Murray Drive, Doc Meador Road and lots on Hillandale Drive and Heather Lane.
Botetourt County GIS

“Today is a special day,” School Superintendent John Busher told the School Board this morning  (Thursday). Elementary school students in the Blue Ridge community are on the way to finally having a new school— perhaps as early as the start of school in August 2020.

The Botetourt School Board voted 4-0 to approve two resolutions at a called special meeting this morning (Thursday) related to issuing bonds for up to $22.5 million for a new school that will replace Colonial Elementary School.

The board meeting followed a Botetourt Economic Development Authority (EDA) meeting Wednesday afternoon when the EDA agreed to a purchase…

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