Naming of Elementary “L”

The St. Johns County School Board approved the name Palencia Elementary School for the school previously known as Elementary “L” at its School Board meeting held today. Over the last several months Principal Don Campbell collected input from the public and provided the suggested names to school board members during previous workshops.

Palencia Elementary will open for the 2012-2013 school year and is being constructed at 355 Palencia Village Drive. The 738 student school will contain approximately 100,000 square feet and 44 classrooms. 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 school will also include state-of-the-art technology and is being built to Green Building Standards.

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