NEWTOWN The Council Rock School District was recently awarded $4 million in state grant money to aid construction projects at two middle schools, according to an announcement from State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D., Bucks).
One grant, worth $2 million, will go toward replacing the current Newtown Middle School with an energy-efficient, 176,000-square-foot facility, Santarsiero said.
That facility, according to Gov. Wolf's office, would have geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and other environmentally friendly amenities. The building would be LEED Gold-certified, officials said, a distinction from the U.S. Green Building Council awarded to energy-efficient facilities.
The other grant, also worth $2 million, will be used for renovations at Holland Middle School in Northampton. When finished, that facility would also be LEED Gold certified, Wolf's office said.