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Pride shows as work on school continues

Builders work on Pride Elementary School in Cross Creek, which is scheduled to open in August. Most new schools in Hillsborough County are made of concrete blocks or stucco, but Pride will have a tin roof and real brick exterior. The school district will hold a community meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Hunter's Green Elementary to discuss attendance boundaries for Pride. Residents of Arbor Greene and Misty Creek want their children to remain at Hunter's Green Elementary instead of being assigned to Pride, but some residents of the Hunter's Green development argue those students should be sent to Pride to relieve overcrowding at Hunter's Green Elementary. The School Board is expected to take up the issue at its Feb. 15 meeting.

A.J. Spadorcia of All Phase Electric in Tampa cuts conduit for Pride Elementary School's electrical system Friday. The school is scheduled to open in August.

Masons Mel Schnoor, background, and Bill Wurzelbacher lay bricks for the exterior of Pride Elementary School under construction in New Tampa. Most new schools in Hillsborough County are made of concrete blocks or stucco, but Pride will have a brick exterior.

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