The county and city have approved construction of a new middle school to be built at the intersection of County Home and Northern Drive. This will be built on the Wagner Pointe side of County Home, on the lot south of Wagner Pointe. This should be good news for Pipers Ridge homeowners, as it should enhance our property values. Construction is set to begin in 2010. The following is quoted from WHKY.com:
"During their meeting last night, the Newton-Conover City School board approved a request asking for an additional $19.7 million dollars in interest-free loans to build the new middle school, which is estimated to cost $21 million dollars. The school system is planning to build a new middle school at the intersection of County Home Road and Northern Drive in Conover. The school board has already requested just over $1.2 million dollars from the Qualified School Construction Bond program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Under the program, schools can receive zero-interest bonds for new construction, renovation or repairs to schools. The loans must be paid back within 12 years. Construction of the new middle school is scheduled to start in early 2010, and it is expected to be completed in 2012, with students in the building by that August. The school will have a core capacity of 950, with 800 students."