Faculty district officers are assembly with south Hillsborough County residents a few potential new highschool.
Lennard and East Bay excessive faculties serve the rising Ruskin group on the southern fringe of Hillsborough County. However faculty leaders are wanting on the concept of a 3rd highschool for the world – the quickest rising portion of the county.
Lorraine Suarez, the Progress Administration and Planning Chief for Hillsborough County Faculties, stated that even after including buildings to each Lennard and East Bay, each faculties are nonetheless overcrowded.
In response to the varsity district, Lennard is 116 % full and East Bay is at one hundred pc. A proposed new highschool, north of Balm Street and east of US 301, might accommodate 2,300 to 2,four hundred college students.
The property was initially slated to be a center faculty however after evaluating the expansion faculty officers determined they want a highschool rather more.
And with homebuilders concentrating on the world for present and future improvement, it will not be exhausting to seek out college students to fill one other highschool.
Nevertheless, the thought of a brand new faculty within the space is just on the proposed stage.
Hillsborough County commissioners and the varsity board nonetheless to debate and vote on the measure – primarily because the land was initially mandated for a center faculty.
Then there’s the matter of a $50 million price ticket.
A greatest case state of affairs might have a brand new faculty within the space by 2020.