Augusta County hosts groundbreaking ceremonies for Buffalo Gap, Riverheads middle school wings

SWOOPE — Augusta County school administrators celebrated the culmination of years of planning on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The county hosted a pair of groundbreaking ceremonies to mark the beginning of the construction process of the new Riverheads Middle School and Buffalo Gap Middle School. Riverheads’ ceremony was hosted on Monday, and Buffalo Gap’s on Tuesday.

County Superintendent Eric Bond explained at Tuesday’s ceremony that the 58,000-square-foot Buffalo Gap Middle School will be home to around 350 students. The new middle schools seek to reduce transportation times in county schools and take on students from Beverley Manor Middle School who are seeing long bus times.

“This building is going to serve this community well,” Bond said.

The middle schools mark the county entering phase two of its 10-year capital plan. David Shiflett, chairman of the school board, commended Bond and his staff for crafting the schedule that brought the schools to fruition.

Ben Craft Sep 14, 2022 Updated Sep 17, 2022

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