Joint School Board & City Council Special Meeting and Public Hearing Postponed


The City has postponed the Joint School Board & City Council Special Meeting and Public Hearing that was scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at James Monroe High School.  The purpose of the meeting was to approve an Interim Agreement between the City Schools and the team of First Choice, LLC for the construction of a new middle school on the City’s Idlewild property.  The Fredericksburg City School Board hopes that this public hearing can be rescheduled quickly.   


The School Board is eager to get City Council's approval to begin work on a new middle school as soon as possible. First Choice has been selected to design and build the new school as we are ready to move forward with preliminary design work as soon as the Interim Agreement is signed.


The current plan is to open a new middle school in the fall of 2024 and to renovate and convert the current Walker-Grant Middle School to a third elementary school to open in 2025.    

We are hopeful that we will be able to move forward collaboratively with the City to begin work on the new school soon.  We want to thank our families and the community for your support.