New schools, last minute construction: Classes are less than two weeks away for many students
7:37 AM, Aug 6, 2013
11:12 AM, Aug 6, 2013
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Just thirteen days left till classes start in most of our viewing area, and some schools are still under construction.
Galaxy Elementary in Boynton Beach is replacing the older version of the school. The last minute touches by construction crews are underway there. The old school, which construction crews say was built in the 1950s, was torn down two years ago to make way for the new school.
The newer version of Galaxy Elementary is LEED Platinum certified. LEED stands for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design."
While crews built the new school, students attended classes at the old Plumosa Elementary site in Delray Beach.
Gove Elementary in Belle Glade also has a newer version of itself. The new school was built in the same location as the old one, but students were able to remain in class there while construction was underway.
In Martin County, district officials say there aren't any new schools, but there are some major school renovations. Officials didn't specify where those renovations took place.
St. Lucie County has a new charter school. Renaissance Charter School at Tradition opens in Port St. Lucie this year. The school will educate students in Kindergarten through sixth grade.
In Indian River County there aren't any new schools, but district officials say Fellsmere Elementary has some last minute construction underway. It should be finished by the start of the school year.
There are no new schools or construction projects underway in Okeechobee County this school year.