Battlefield Park Elementary School Replacement

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Battlefield Park Elementary School Replacement

Hanover County Public Schools is proud to be replacing Battlefield Park Elementary School with a new school building scheduled to open for the 2026-27 school year.

Timeline To Date

  • May 2018: At a School Board work session, Board members learned through the results of a study requested by the Board that Battlefield Park Elementary School is in need of replacement.
  • September 2018: The School Board reaches consensus to prioritize the replacement of BPES among other projects identified in the study.
  • May 2023: The Capital Improvement Plan adopted by the School Board includes the replacement of BPES.
  • October 2023: HCPS and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates host in-person input session with students, faculty and staff, and the community to garner input on the design of the replacement school.
  • November 2023: HCPS and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates host a virtual input session with students, faculty and staff, and the community to garner input on the design of the replacement school.
  • January 2024: The Hanover County School Board submits a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application to the Hanover County Planning Department to request review and approval of the site plan for the construction of a replacement elementary school at the Battlefield Park Elementary School site. 
  • March 2024: The schematic design is complete. Additionally, Hanover County Public Schools hosts an informational meeting to share an overview of the proposed site plan and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
  • April 2024: The Conditional Use Permit application is approved by the Hanover County Planning Commission with recommendations for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.

Public Meetings

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As part of the process for replacing the school building, HCPS and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, the Charlottesville-based architectural firm that is overseeing the replacement of the school, sought input through a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The community meetings were held as follows: Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at BPES and Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. (Virtual).

The Hanover County School Board has submitted a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application to the Hanover County Planning Department to request review and approval of the site plan for the construction of a replacement elementary school at the Battlefield Park Elementary School (BPES) site.

As part of this process, Hanover County Public Schools hosted a Hanover County Planning Department informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in the BPES cafeteria to share an overview of the proposed site plan and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

At its meeting on Thursday, April 18, the Hanover County Planning Commission will consider the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application that was filed by the Hanover County School Board for the replacement school.

Contact

If you have any questions about the replacement of Battlefield Park Elementary School, please contact [email protected].

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