McNair Elementary to open Monday in Guilford County

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BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — Guilford County Schools has announced that students and staff will begin classes in the new Ronald E. McNair Elementary School on Monday.

School officials said the building is nearly ready to open and crews are moving in supplies, furniture and classroom equipment.

“We know students and staff are excited to come together in their new building,” said Northern Regional Superintendent Dr. Randy Shaver, according to a prepared statement.

McNair Elementary serves about 450 students. Since the beginning of the school year, McNair has operated at two locations – Jesse Wharton Elementary and Brightwood Elementary.

The original deadline for construction was August 20, but school officials said construction delays and problems with subcontractors caused the opening date to be pushed back.

The Guilford County Board of Education voted to terminate its contract with Farley Associates, Inc. in Sept. 2012, the original contractor responsible for the construction of McNair Elementary.

Officials said JE Dunn oversaw the project’s completion and resumed construction in October.

Students can visit their new school in groups on Friday, taking buses to the location at 4603 Yanceyville Road in Brown Summit.

Parents are invited to an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Families unable to visit can watch a virtual tour online.