Community School Discussed During Leon Co. School Board Meeting

Posted at 9:09 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 05:23:07-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee could soon be welcoming its first ever community school.

At Tuesday night's Leon County School Board meeting, project stakeholders are expected to discuss the next steps in moving forward with construction of the school.

The school would feed, educate, and provide health care for the community.

Stakeholders have now identified a piece of property where the school could go, and Commissioner Gil Ziffer plans to present this at the meeting.

"We've identified an area that's important to us, and there's an existing facility there that we think would be good for the school," explained Commissioner Ziffer. "If I could snap my fingers, and go forward a year from now, we would have kids from birth to 3rd grade being able to go to a place where they are ready for school and ready to learn and where they have the same opportunities as someone on the North side."

Wesson elementary, which sits on the property stakeholders would like to build the school, currently serves as a day care. The goal is to merge this service with the other services the community school would provide.