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What's the plan for Land O'Lakes High School?



Demolition and renovation work on Land O'Lakes High School is slated to begin this spring, perhaps within days of students' final classes on campus.

But the project will continue through the 2017-18 academic year and beyond, even with teens in attendance. That decision came after parents complained about a scenario that would have closed the campus for a year.

What does that mean for the way classes and activities will occur during the construction?

Principal Ric Mellin announced Friday on Twitter that officials will hold a parent and community meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in the school gym. That's where they'll share the new design for the school, a 1970s-era relic with many structural and infrastructure problems, as well as the operational plan to keep students safe as the work takes place.

The project is paid for by the Penny for Pasco, which also covered reconstruction projects at Bayonet Point Middle, Anclote Elementary and other schools with the same general windowless design as Land O'Lakes High. The Penny for Pasco Oversight Committee is reporting to the School Board that it has found the sales tax revenue appropriately spent for the intended purposes.

[Last modified: Friday, January 13, 2017 10:29am]


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