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Sale of Mirror Lake property approved

The Pinellas School Board agreed Wednesday to sell the former Mirror Lake School property at 709 Mirror Lake Drive to the city of St. Petersburg for $600,000. According to the proposal, the city will rehabilitate the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and convert it into 71 apartments for middle-income families. Mirror Lake was built in 1919 and was used as a junior and senior high school before it became an adult education center in 1964.Board says no to plan for achievers

School Board members Wednesday dashed the hopes of a group of North Pinellas parents by deciding not to consider establishing a special program for academic achievers at Countryside High School at the beginning of the 1992-1993 school year. Parents who favor the north county program say the bus ride to St. Petersburg High School, site of the county's only International Baccalaureate program, is too long for their children. The majority of the board said it favors a similar program in the north county area but does not want to start one as soon as 1992.

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