When school reopened after winter break, Jackson-Via students and staff returned to find the finishing touches complete on their 2019 modernization projects.
The project included new paint throughout the building, daylighting for more natural light, new technology and furnishings, beautiful way-finding guides, and more. As with the 2018 work at Clark Elementary, fourth-graders saw the biggest impact in their spaces.
Designed by VMDO Architects, the work is part of an annual appropriation of $1-1.25 million by the City of Charlottesville for modernization (in addition to annual maintenance of school facilities). Planning is underway for a 2020 project at Burnley-Moran.
In addition, the City has also allocated $3 million for planning and design work for Buford Middle School and Walker Upper Elementary as part of a reconfiguration plan to move 6th-graders to Buford, return 5th-graders to the elementary schools, and place preschoolers at an early learning center on the site of Walker.
- “Jackson-Via Remodeling Complete,” NBC 29, January 12, 2020
- Link to more photos on Facebook
- Burnley-Moran Up Next for School Renovation, Daily Progress, January 9, 2020.
- Facilities Planning for the Future (an update on Cville Schools facilities, including the School Board’s 2019 plan to redesign Walker as a preschool center, modernize Buford as a grade 6-8 middle school, and return 5th-graders to elementary schools).