VIERA, Fla. – District leaders with Brevard Public School broke ground Wednesday on a long-awaited middle school in Viera.
The school, which hasn’t been named, will be built along Stadium Parkway next to Viera High School.
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“We are going to be building some really awesome facilities here. State of the art,” Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Sue Hann said.
According to the district, the school will include a 138,000 square-foot facility and be able to accommodate around 1,000 students.
The beginning of construction also comes more than 15 years after an unsuccessful petition by parents to build a middle school in Viera.
After years of delays, the school board approved the $52 million project, which will be primarily funded through educational impact fees.
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“I saw the need for a middle school here as many of the parents complained that they had their sons or daughters that were traveling over two causeways to have their student go to a middle school over there,” School Board Chair Matt Susin said.
The middle school campus will have a main building, secondary classroom building, and a gymnasium.
Construction on the project is expected to be completed by August 2024.
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