Henry Co. opens new school for the first time in 30 years

Meadow View Elementary is set to open August 8. (Photo: WSET)

HENRY Co., Va. (WSET) -- Meadow View Elementary School is set to open in Henry County. It is the first school they have opened in 30 years.

"When we looked at design we really wanted this to pop when you walk in," said Keith Scott, Director of Maintenance Facilities for Henry County Public Schools.

Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton said it has taken three years from start to finish, but discussion to build the school happened several year ago.

He said the new school will serve students from John Red Smith Elementary, Collinsville Primary School and special needs students from Stanley Town Elementary. The school can have up to 700 students from pre-k to fifth grade.

The whole project cost about $23 million. Dr. Cotton said the county is paying for the school and no tax dollars were involved.

Students and teachers from the three schools voted on their new mascot, the Wild Cats.

School will officially be in session at Meadow View Elementary on August 8.

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