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Welcome to the Bristol Virginia Public Schools webpage dedicated to disseminating information related to school consolidation and building of a new intermediate school.  In the documents section to the right, you will find all public information that has been distributed related to this topic.  Keep checking back as we will add updated information as it occurs.
After reviewing the data, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact Keith Perrigan at [email protected]
COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY -  The new school project was discussed at many regular School Board meetings, 1 Called Meeting, 8 Public Hearings, 1 School Board Retreat, several City Council meetings, 1 PTA meeting and was presented to the Lions Club, Optimist Club, and Tip Club.  This does not include the multiple media coverages.

New Intermediate School Update  - July 25, 2022

Good afternoon,
We are very excited about the progress that is being made on our new intermediate school! Work will begin on the footprint and new road later this week. We will be providing a blasting schedule very soon. In the meantime, there are some important updates to share.
  1. First, we will be adding a temporary parking lot at the western side of Van Pelt. The parking lot will be at the corner of Grandview Road and Spring Hill Terrace. The plan is to have the parking lot available by August 10. See the attached document for more details.
  2. Second, access to Colony Circle from the eastern side of the parking lot is now only available as an emergency entrance for first responders. Once the new road is complete, that access will be removed permanently. Until the new road is complete, we will have to make temporary changes to our morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures. Maps showing those traffic patterns are attached. Once the new road is complete, drop-offs and pick-ups will be made at the east entrance of Van Pelt Elementary. Again, this is a temporary change, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Be on the lookout for another update to include the blasting schedule in the very near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you,
Keith Perrigan, Ed.D.
Bristol Virginia Public Schools
280 Lee St.
Bristol, VA 24201