A Richmond County school bus. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
A Richmond County school bus. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News

News You Can Use: Belair Middle School completion may be delayed

Construction of Richmond County’s newest middle school may be delayed.

According to a news release from the Richmond County School District on Friday, Belair Middle School, 150 Potential Way, Augusta, GA 30909, may not be ready for students on Aug. 6, the first day of school for the 2024-2025 school year.

“We are making this announcement now to ensure families have ample time to prepare for any potential adjustments,” the news release said.

“The plan remains for all students to attend Belair Middle School next school year. However, if construction delays prevent this from happening, we are prepared to temporarily send students to another school until Belair Middle is adequately prepared to accept students, the release continued.

“We are actively coordinating with transportation staff, cafeteria workers and vendors, and faculty, teachers, and principals to ensure a smooth transition, regardless of the circumstances.

“We are working diligently to meet our goal and will do everything possible to adhere to our ambitious timeline. In the event that we determine Belair Middle School will not be ready for students at the beginning of the 2024-25 school year, we will notify all affected families with at least two weeks’ notice.

“We understand the importance of this new facility for our students coming from Bel Air K-8, Copeland, and Langford middle schools, as well as rising sixth graders from Sue Reynolds Elementary School. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to provide the best possible learning environment for our students,” the release said.

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