Hall County Schools just added a possible White Sulphur Road school site to its inventory.
After coming out of executive session, the Hall County Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the contract for a potential purchase of 30 acres at 2696 White Sulphur Road.
Will Schofield, Hall County Schools superintendent, made the recommendation with the contingency that the property has an inspection period of 39 days up to Aug. 30. During this time the contract can be terminated for any reason in writing.
Schofield said he has kept his eye on the area around White Sulphur for several years and envisions an elementary school on the plot of land.
“It’s a place in the county we need future schools,” he said. “We have no land inventory anywhere near that area.”
The property costs $50,000 an acre and sits in the Ga. 365 corridor right off of Ramsey Road.
Board members recently completed a tour of county schools, many of which are many decades old and in need of renovation or outright replacing.
Matt Cox, executive director of facilities and construction, said Hall County Schools currently has about $537 million worth of project and maintenance needs identified among its 37 schools.