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Pasco officials look into relocating Moore-Mickens Education Center

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February

One of Pasco County's historic schools could soon find itself at a new address.

School district leaders are evaluating whether to move the Moore-Mickens Education Center, once the county's first school for black children, to the Irvin Education Center campus just under four miles away.

"We are looking to determine if it is possible," assistant superintendent Ray Gadd told the Gradebook.

Moore-Mickens offers a variety of adult education programs, while Irvin is an alternative school for just over 100 middle and high school students. Part of the review is to see if Irvin might be able to stay open at night for the GED and other adult offerings now at Moore-Mickens.

Gadd did not say what would become of the existing Moore-Mickens site on Martin Luther King Boulevard. He said this move is the least certain of current proposed school moves, which also include the temporary closures of Shady Hills and Quail Hollow elementary schools for planned renovations.

[Last modified: Friday, February 15, 2013 9:24am]

    

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