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NCSS approves widening of Crowell Rd
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The Newton County School Board unanimously approved the widening of an area of road in front of the new high school on Crowell Road.

In a called meeting Tuesday afternoon, board members heard from the system's attorney Kent Campbell, who explained the access agreement with Wyatt Farms had been finalized.

The agreement will give the system eight-tenths of an acre at the site of the new high school. This will be used to widen their road from 80 to 121-feet. In return, Wyatt Farm will receive two pieces of land that are .8 of an acre for access. They will get four curb cuts, the right to tie into the sewer and water line and storm water easements. Wyatt Farm removed some fencing that remained at its expense.

The site for the high school, which will replace Newton High when it's phased out, is located on 118 acres of land at Crowell Road North. Previously an undeveloped neighborhood, the system purchased the land for approximately $2.3 million.

It will become home to the new school, which is planned as a two-story building, and will have bus parking, two parking lots, an athletic and practice field and a sports complex. The new school is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 school year.