Edinburg, Virginia—It was just an idea one year ago. Take the old Edinburg School building and renovate it and turn it into a school for children with special needs. Tomorrow at 2 pm, former county administrator Doug Walker, retired Superintendent of Shenandoah County Schools Dr. Keith Rowland, Chairman of Shenandoah Board of Supervisors Dr. Conrad Helsley, CEO of United Methodist Family Services Greg Peters, Executive Director of Charterhouse School Dr. Erik Laursen and Principal of Charterhouse School Edinburg Tonya Salley-Goodwin will cut the ribbon that officially opens the new school.
“Being a part of this community and seeing the enthusiasm that everyone has for the renovation of the school has been wonderful,” said Greg Peters, CEO of UMFS. “It has been amazing to talk to the folks working on the building and hearing the stories of how they went to Edinburg school. Knowing that now, students with emotional, intellectual, and learning disabilities will have the chance to learn in this building should give every resident a feeling of excitement.”
The new school year begins on September 3. The staff is very excited to welcome the incoming students. There are still spaces available for those school districts that require alternative school placement for students. For more information, contact Tonya Salley-Goodwin at 855-669-5326.
Editor’s Note: You are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the school. The event begins at 2 PM at the school.
Thu, August 15, 2013
by Jeannette Toscano filed under