Planning moves along for the new elementary school in northern Wayne County.
At a special meeting earlier this month, the Wayne County Board of Education selected an architect and build method for Fremont Elementary School.
Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Dr. Tim Harrell went through the reasons it made sense to stick with Pinnacle Architecture, who just built the new Meadow Lane Elementary for the district.
Dr. Harrell says basically reconstructing the Meadow Lane building in Fremont should help the district save at least $300,000 in construction costs.
Pinnacle also has the intellectual property rights to the building.
Dr. Harrell also says the Construction Management At Risk delivery method would be best and will save construction time.
The Board of Education approved Pinnacle Architecture as the WCPS Architect for the new Fremont Elementary pending NCDPI approval of using its MLE design as the prototype for the school.
As a part of the action, the Board also approved putting out an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for a Construction Management At Risk delivery method.