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Brevard School Closings & Boundary Change Meetings

VIERA, Florida — The Brevard County Public Schools will hold a series of meeting to address upcoming school closings and related boundary changes. BPS issued the following statement today:

“As we have expressed recently to our community, Brevard Public Schools is facing critical budgetary shortages for capital projects necessary to maintain its $1.8 billion in facilities, aging buses, and required technology needs.
As part of the budget reduction planning process, the Superintendent has recommended to the Board of Education the closure of Sea Park Elementary, South Lake Elementary, Gardendale Elementary and Clearlake Middle for the 2013-2014 school-year.
To help explain the process utilized to make the recommendation, community forums have been scheduled. At these meetings, an overview will be provided and attendees will break into small groups to review proposed attendance boundary changes and provide feedback to refine the final recommendation.”

For individuals who cannot attend a forum, information including details on the budget and data related to boundaries will be provided on the District website at: www.brevardschools.org.

Proposed School Closure
Meeting Date
Meeting Location
Meeting Time
Sea Park Elementary
November 26, 2012
Satellite High School Auditorium
300 Scorpion Court
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
6:30-8:00 p.m.
South Lake Elementary
November 27, 2012
Astronaut High Auditorium
800 War Eagle Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32796
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Gardendale Elementary
December 3, 2012
Merritt Island High Auditorium
100 East Mustang Way
Merritt Island, FL 32953
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Clearlake Middle
December 4, 2012
Clearlake Middle
1225 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Superintendent Faces Opposition Over School Closures

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  • I'll say it once again, we don't need to buy all these " technology needs " . It will cost more to obtain a good maintenance and inventory on the iPads that you want to use my tax dollars for. If parents want their kids to use this modern product then they can pay for it out of their own pockets. They paid for their own computers , then they can pay for their iPads too . Like the rest of the economy problems in this country we need to get back above water before we start spending money that we don't have . We need to stop " shopping for wine with beer money ".

  • The problem is that they took out a $1 billion bond during the height of the real estate bubble and bought wine on borrowed beer money.We don't need a whole county bureaucracy for schools either. Especially when it gives unsophisticated people the ability to borrow $1 billion in the first place. A city could handle its own elementary through high school. The property tax payers then have a real incentive to pay for good schools nearby because it directly impacts real estate values. Instead, we have this unjustified authoritarian regime that can destroy property values at will while still exacting money from our homes.That entire Viera admin compound in the cow pasture has, and always will be, a waste and unnecessary drag between the taxpayer and the money going to the school.

  • I'll say it once again, we don't need to buy all these " technology needs " . It will cost more to obtain a good maintenance and inventory on the iPads that you want to use my tax dollars for. If parents want their kids to use this modern product then they can pay for it out of their own pockets. They paid for their own computers , then they can pay for their iPads too . Like the rest of the economy problems in this country we need to get back above water before we start spending money that we don't have . We need to stop " shopping for wine with beer money ".

  • The problem is that they took out a $1 billion bond during the height of the real estate bubble and bought wine on borrowed beer money.We don't need a whole county bureaucracy for schools either. Especially when it gives unsophisticated people the ability to borrow $1 billion in the first place. A city could handle its own elementary through high school. The property tax payers then have a real incentive to pay for good schools nearby because it directly impacts real estate values. Instead, we have this unjustified authoritarian regime that can destroy property values at will while still exacting money from our homes.That entire Viera admin compound in the cow pasture has, and always will be, a waste and unnecessary drag between the taxpayer and the money going to the school.

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