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A New Elementary School for Chesterfield County Gets One Step Closer

At a special school board meeting in Chesterfield County last night, residents got their first chance to voice their opinions about a proposed $36 Million Dollar School in the Magnolia Green subdivision that wasn’t on the books last year.

Matoaca resident Brenda Stewart wondered why the school board waited until a holiday week to announce the special meeting, “It was too late for most citizens to react to your decision to choose a holiday week to announce that meeting was to be held only two working days later.”

Matoaca District School Board member Rob Thompson addressed critics who voiced opinions in conversations on social media, “These conversions have gone largely unchecked and are often void of fact.”

According to county documents, the area anticipates about 3000 new students.

The Board of Supervisors meets next month and must approve any spending for a new school.

If built, the new 900-seat school would open in 2020