New Kiss-and-Ride Area For Sunrise Valley
Renovations now include designated driveway for drop-offs.
The renovation plan for Sunrise Valley Elementary School has been revised to include a new location and structure for parking and kiss-and-ride.
Renovations on the school, built in 1979, will begin in spring 2013 and are expected to be completed by December 2014.The renovation costs were approved last year as part of the Fairfax County Public Schools Capital Improvement budget.
The new site plan reflects moving the kiss-and-ride area — currently a crowded and awkward route — to the far side of the school, where there will be a designated driveway and turnaround area.
* An addition featuring 15 classrooms. This wing will contain the primary grades, Principal Elizabeth English said.
* The "annex," the school's temporary classroom structure (that has been in place for years), will be torn down.
* The school's pod structure will remain, but each pod will go from seven classrooms to five, and each classroom will have a door and windows. The school, built with an open floorplan in the late 1970s, currently has only one classroom with an actual door.
* The special education classrooms will be expanded.
* The library will move from the middle of the school to an addition near the school gym.
* An expanded fine arts section near the middle of the school, featuring additional music performance, classroom and instrument storage space; two art rooms, an art prep room and a dedicated kiln room.
To examine the changes, see the media attached to this story. If you have input or comments with regards to these plans, please contact Josh Collier at The Marshall Group, Ltd.(703) 326-0630.
The Planning Commission public hearing will discuss the overall renovation plan on May 31. at 8:15 p.m. Board of Supervisors public hearing is scheduled for June 5, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.