The St. Johns County (Fla.) School Board has approved plans to build two schools in the northwest part of the county to help alleviate overcrowding.
News4Jax reports that the board approved a $65.2 million bid to build K-8 school “OO” on a 40-acre site in the Beacon Lake development. The school will serve about 1,500 students.
The school board on Tuesday also approved site plans for another K-8 school in the RiverTown development.
K-8 school “PP” will initially serve kindergarten through 8th grade. It will be built on a 32-acre site and accommodate about 1,100 students.
Both of the schools are expected to open for the 2024-25 school year.
School "PP" will eventually be converted to a middle school after an elementary school has been constructed within RiverTown. The district said it will put out a bid next year to build the elementary school.
In total, the district has plans to build four schools in the next five years.