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Robert F. Munroe Day School looking to relocate, citing it's time for an upgrade

Posted at 6:23 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 18:23:06-05

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — After 150 years of using the same buildings for the Robert F. Munroe Day School, Gadsden County school officials, say its time for an upgrade.

There's a public hearing Tuesday, with a final vote from county commissioners, voting on relocating the school.

Munroe is seeking upgrades, like newer technology and a better athletic facility in this relocation that will provide students with a better experience in school.

Jeremy Potter, Director of Advancement and Technology, says damage from Hurricane Michael was a major contributor in pushing this forward.

"Hurricane Michael was a major contributing cause that put the catalyst into place for this motion," said Potter. "We were operating safely today, however there's updates and there's upgrades that need to happen. In addition to our rural location, the board voted that this would be the best option for our community and for our students and the school."

Potter says, this is extremely important, for not just the school, but for the entire county.

He is confident that the county commissioners will understand their focus on bringing students the best education possible.