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New middle school coming to Lehigh Acres

Another school is set to be built in Lee County to help with the growing population that adds to crowded classrooms.

With sales tax money that was approved this past November, Lehigh Middle will be built on Sunrise Boulevard and Richmond Avenue, just north of Homestead Road.

The new school will take about two years to be completed.

Lehigh Middle is just the first of multiple schools the county intends to build in the east zone, which is a plan local parents are excited about.

“I think it would be great for some of the kids in the neighborhood because it is so close, so they could walk. Because we are too close to bus to even VPAA,” said Rachel Anthony.

The district will be presenting early construction projections through two phases. The first being to approve 3.8-million dollars to design the building, which takes place on Wednesday.

Once the design is complete, they will come up with construction costs and the total cost of the project. This is a new approach to prevent cost estimates from being off.

 

 

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