Leon County Getting Three New Schools

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

Beginning in the next couple years Leon County students won't have to cram into classrooms. The district recently acquired land to build three new schools; one middle and two elementary.

"We've got too many schools that are overcapacity on the north side and on the east side, so yeah, this is gonna be quite a relief for those classrooms," said school board member Sheila Costigan.

The middle school will be built on the same land where Roberts Elementary School sits.
One of the two new elementary schools will open in Southwood, which donated the 30 acres.

"It came at a good time. We need a school there; the land was donated by Southwood. It's an exact site we would need."

Right now a site hasn't been chosen for the other elementary school, but board members say their sights are set on the areas of town where schools are the most overcrowded.

"All these schools need to be built on the north and eastern sections of Tallahassee," said Costigan.

A groundbreaking on the first two sights is expected within a year.

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