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Design of fourth middle school nearly complete

Design of fourth middle school nearly complete

WILLIAMSBURG— In September 2018, 600 middle school students will walk into the newly constructed James Blair Middle School.

The building where they will attend sixth, seventh and eighth grades will bear little resemblance to the schools where they completed their elementary years. Students will leave behind traditional classrooms with bulletin boards, bookshelves and textbooks and enter a building with movable glass walls, rolling desks and chairs, and technology integrated throughout the building.

The design process for the new school is 95 percent complete, and on Tuesday a representative from the design firm Fanning Howey gave the Williamsburg-James City County School...