The lot for Prince William County’s 13th high school in Bristow just got a bit smaller.
According to a release, the Prince William County School Board voted unanimously this week to sell four and a half acres of the roughly 101 acre parcel along Linton Hill Road to the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC).
NOVEC is an electricity service provider in the Northern Virginia area. More on the work NOVEC’s charitable arm does here.
Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) will make $756,000 from the sale, according to school division documents.
According to NOVEC spokeswoman Priscilla Knight, the land was purchased by the company to help with their growing customer base in the area.
“The extra acreage will allow us to expand the existing substation at Linton Hall Road and Limestone Road to better serve our customers…NOVEC served approximately 140,000 metered customers in our six-county territory in 2007. Ten years later, we’re serving more than 166,000. Much of that growth has been in Prince WilliamCounty, which continues to develop,” stated Knight in an email.
At the recent public hearing on the matter, no one spoke out in opposition to the measure.
The plans for developing the 13th high school are ongoing, and PWCS has a goal to open the new high school by September 2021. PWCS states that the school will hold around 2,500 students when built.
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