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Palm Beach County School Board to discuss rebuilding 2 schools

Palm Beach County School Board to discuss rebuilding 2 schools
Posted at 5:47 AM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 05:49:44-04

Your kids could be in a new school building depending on a vote set for Wednesday.

The Palm Beach County School Board could approve plans to rebuild two schools and it could impact where your child reports to. On the list are Verde Elementary School in Boca Raton and Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach. 

During the construction, students from Washington Elementary will be relocated to Lincoln Elementary, which is about two miles away. Students are expected to start at the new school August 2020 at a cost of $9.9 million. 

The money would come from the sales tax hike approved by voters in November 2016. The 1 percent increase took effect in January 2017. The additional sales tax money will be collected for 10 years, or until revenue collections hit the $2.7 billion amount approved by voters. The school district will receive 50 percent or approximately $1.3 billion.

Work began last year and this summer improvements are being performed at 10 schools, including Wellington Landings Middle, Jupiter Farms Elementary and Cypress Trails Elementary.

Cypress Trails is getting its classrooms renovated. Other schools are getting new roofs, air conditioning work and security upgrades.

Click here to track the progress of these projects online.