Northampton High School will be getting a major new facelift.
At Tuesday’s Regular Meeting, the Northampton board of supervisors passed a resolution to borrow $42 million to benefit the Northampton High School renovation and construction project.
Northampton borrowed $23 million in 2019 for the high school project, but $20 million was used for Kiptopeke and Occohannock elementary schools which required emergency replacement of worn-out HVAC systems, as well as drain and water pipes that were corroded and failing.
The plan is to create a campus complex that will hold middle and high schools. Construction will include a new cafeteria, town new gymnasiums, and a new, state-of-the-art auditorium.
The hope is to have the contract awarded by June 2022. It is estimated that an 18 to 24-month timeframe will be required for completion of the project.