Groundbreaking Ceremony for Elementary School “L”

The St. Johns County School District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 738 student elementary school to be constructed at 355 Palencia Village Drive (just east of U.S. 1 in the Palencia community).   The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Monday, December 5 at 11 a.m. and will include a performance by the Mill Creek Elementary School Mustang Chorus.
This new elementary school is being constructed as part of the District’s Five-Year Building Plan and is funded through a $16 million Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB).  Elementary School “L” will be approximately 100,000 square feet with 738 student stations and 44 classrooms. It is being constructed to Green Building Standards.  Movable walls will open to create flexible-sized classroom spaces and enable teachers and paraprofessionals to work cooperatively to facilitate learning for students through a variety of activities.  This new school facility will also include state-of-the-art technology.  It is scheduled to be open for the 2012-2013 school year.
The project architect is SchenkelShultz Architecture.  The bid for the construction of the new elementary school was awarded by the School Board on June 14, 2011 to Mark Construction Company.
The public is invited to attend this ceremony.
For additional information please contact Paul Rose, Executive Director for Facilities & New Construction, St. Johns County School District, 40 Orange Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, (904) 547-8150.