BVPS superintendent believes district wants extra faculties forward of Onerous Rock On line casino arrival | WJHL

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by: News Channel 11 Staff

Posted: Feb 4, 2021 / 06:17 AM EST
Updated: Feb 4, 2021 / 06:17 AM EST

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – As Bristol, Virginia prepares to welcome the Hard Rock Resort & Casino, school administrators worry the growth it brings may outpace them.

Keith Perrigan, Superintendent of Bristol Virginia Public Schools, says he expects a surge in new students in coming years due to the new jobs the casino and resort will create.

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As a result, Perrigan told News Channel 11 he is planning ahead with the hopes that the city will build at least three new schools.

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Perrigan said BVPS would look at centrally located properties in Bristol close to the densest populations to attack the potential of overcrowding.

He plans to make a formal presentation in front of the Bristol, Virginia City Council at its next meeting Tuesday night.