Delaware district earns OK to build $40M middle school
Delaware – The Lewes City Council approved a site plan for the Cape Henlopen School District to build a $39.54 million three-story middle school with a 600-student capacity.
Cape Henlopen Middle School rendering
Planned for 93,172 square feet and complemented with soccer, baseball, softball, and other sports fields, the new campus will be built at the site where the district is demolishing and rebuilding Shields Elementary School. The fields will be built behind the new elementary school.
The district passed a 2018 bond referendum containing $21.38 million in building projects, including the new middle school. Because the election was successful, the state will contribute $34.2 million for the district’s capital projects. Delaware’s share of the middle school project is $23.73 million with the local contribution amounting to $15.81 million.
Bidding is scheduled for February 2022 to April 2022 with construction from April 2022 to June 2024 in time for an August 2024 opening.