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Public invited to Melrose Elementary site discussion



The Pinellas County school district has invited the public to give feedback and discuss the future of Melrose Elementary's site in St. Petersburg.

The district-sponsored meeting will be held at Gibbs High School's auditorium on Monday at 6 p.m. District associate superintendent for operational services Clint Herbic will present information about the needs of the school, one of the oldest and most troubled schools in the county. Information will be given out to parents at Melrose's 3:15 p.m. dismissal.

At their January workshop, the Pinellas County School Board wasn't too keen on moving the school to a location in the Warehouse Arts District, an option previously discussed by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and district superintendent Mike Grego.

Melrose, built in 1962 on 5.9 acres at 1752 13th Ave. S, is due for a $4.5 million renovation over the next 10 years that includes roof maintenance, new windows and replacing the heat and air conditioning system.

The board concluded that workshop meeting by directing district staff to look into a former women's center site located on Melrose’s property for more space as well as create a rendering of what a rebuilt school would look like.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:44pm]


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