Students, faculty, and elected officials came together in Manassas this morning for the ribbon cutting of the Baldwin Elementary & Baldwin Intermediate School.
The ribbon cutting was held at the site at 9000 Tudor Lane.
The new school cost just over $32 million, which was paid through bond funds, according to city documents.
The three-story, 140,000 square foot building was constructed to accommodate the growing student population in Manassas.
The school will have two entrances – one for the 700 students in pre-K through fourth grade, and one for the 300 students in fifth and sixth grade, according to Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS).
“Last night we had over 400 people show up to take the [school] tour of Baldwin. Does that not show you community support,” said MCPS Superintendent Catherine Magouryk.
Students will be moved over to the new building next month after the holiday winter break.
Once that changeover happens, the old Baldwin school will be torn down, according to Magouryk.
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