Gwinnett school board approves contract for Brookwood classroom addition

Gwinnett County Public Schools is moving closer to a major expansion and renovation of Brookwood High School that will, according to Principal Bo Ford, reduce or possibly eliminate the need for modular classrooms at the school.

The county’s school board approved a nearly $10.9 million contract with Bowen and Watson Inc. to build a two-story, 42-classroom addition at Brookwood. The new wing will replace an existing 21-classroom section of the building, which means the net increase in classrooms at Brookwood will be 21.