Middle Schools

Officials break ground on fourth middle school

Officials break ground on fourth middle school

WILLIAMSBURG — The official beginning of construction on the new middle school at the James Blair site was marked by six officials wearing hard hats and digging golden shovels into the ground Tuesday, sweating in the October sun.

Williamsburg-James City County school board chairman Jim Kelly joined acting superintendent Olwen Herron, city and county officials as well as Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects President Howard Collins and President of Oyster Point Construction Hugh Riley to commence the start of the two-year project.

"It's an exciting day for W-JCC schools, and an exciting day for James City County and the City of Williamsburg's communities," Kelly...