Campbell County schools superintendent Robert Johnson says it’s more realistic that school consolidation would happen in the next 25 to 30 years – as opposed to 15 years. Consultants are recommending that all four of the county’s middle and high schools be closed and replaced with two new buildings. Johnson says
the 30-year timeline would give county supervisors more time to save money for construction. The school board could decide as early as next month on whether to consolidate the schools.
2/12/13: Campbell County School board members could make a decision tonight on whether to close all of the county’s middle and high schools, and consolidate with two new buildings. Altavista and William Campbell both have fewer than 500 students and Rustburg and Brookville each have around 1,000 and consultants believe the plan would balance out enrollment. As recommended, William Campbell in Brookneal and Rustburg middle and high schools could be the first to shut down and consolidate at one new school location which has been suggested to be built near Gladys. The Campbell County school board is scheduled to continue discussions tonight and a vote is likely to follow the meeting.