Public school students who live in the Creedmoor area will be facing some changes next school year, following a decision Monday by the Granville County Board of Education to close Creedmoor Elementary School and relocate G.C. Hawley students to the elementary school campus in the 2023-24 school year.
“This action follows extensive research and analysis of a wide variety of information and data, which were included in a formal study as well as input from a variety of stakeholders, including opinions provided at a recent public hearing held on January 17, 2023,” said Dr. Stan Winborne, GCPS public information officer and assistant superintendent.
The elementary school was built in 1975, with a lower grade wing completed in 2000 and a two-story building for upper elementary grades completed in 2005.
According to information included in the study, close to a half million dollars in upfitting and renovations will have to be made to the elementary campus in order to accommodate the older students next year.
Next steps include:
Regular meetings will be held in the coming weeks and months to share progress and updates with all stakeholders.
The board made the decision Monday during a special called meeting. The vote was 6-1 to close Creedmoor Elementary and relocate Hawley students to the elementary school campus.
View the study here.