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Prince William County’s new ‘Parkway Elementary’ would sit next to Chinn Library

Parents will get their say over a planned elementary school next to Chinn Park Regional Library in Woodbridge. 

A public hearing is scheduled Jan. 7, 2016 to give parents new information about the planned school that aims to relieve overcrowded conditions at other nearby elementary schools.

Here’s more in a press release: 

School officials will hold a public meeting on January 7 to discuss the proposed elementary school near Prince William Parkway at Chinn Park. The original meeting date of December 15 was changed to January 7 to allow staff more time to address concerns raised at the first community meeting. The change will also provide additional time for all interested members of the public to become informed, and will introduce additional transparency.

The new school is scheduled to be ready by the start of school in 2018 and relieve overcrowding at Vaughan, Westridge, Marumsco Hills, Kerrydale, Springwoods, and other area schools.

Learn more, provide feedback, and have concerns addressed at this second public meeting hosted by the PWCS Office of Facilities Services.

PW Parkway Elementary School at Chinn Park Public Meeting
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 7-9 p.m.
Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Now identified as the “PW Parkway” Elementary School, the new school had been described as “Elementary School East (Neabsco Mills Area)” in the School Division’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2016-25. The proposed location will address student housing needs in the Neabsco Mills area as well as the western Lake Ridge area, based on current elementary school boundaries.

The CIP provides general guidance over a ten-year period to address the demand for new schools, additions to existing schools, site acquisition, school renewal, upgrading, and maintenance of PWCS infrastructure. The plan is reviewed and updated annually, with long-range plans adjusted to reflect the latest enrollment projections and financial limitations.

This is the second planned information session for the new school, according to a Prince William County Public Schools spokeswoman. The January 7 session was rescheduled from December 15. 

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