New elementary school to get a name and a leader

Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.

The Alachua County School Board will vote on a principal and a name for the new elementary school on Northwest 39th Avenue at its regular meeting Tuesday night.


If you go

What: Alachua County School Board meeting

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Kirby-Smith Center, 620 East University Ave.

Open to the public.

Also on the agenda, if the board approves an interlocal agreement with the city of Gainesville, the long-running legal dispute over stormwater fees will end.

The agreement, which arose out of a mediation session earlier this month, comes more than a year after the district voted to stop paying stormwater fees to the city.

Negotiations stalled and the city filed suit.

Under the agreement, the city will lease land on School Board property to treat stormwater runoff and all legal claims will be dropped.

Zoning lines

The board also will hold its first reading on revised elementary school zoning lines.

The change is necessitated by the construction of the new elementary school on Northwest 39th Avenue west of Interstate 75.

Superintendent Dan Boyd has recommended that the school be named Meadowbrook Elementary School.

Boyd, who was injured in a car accident during the Thanksgiving holiday, is expected to make his first public appearance at the meeting, said spokeswoman Jackie Johnson.

The board will meet at the Kirby-Smith Center, 620 East University Ave., at 6 p.m. for its regular meeting.

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