After working with Superintendent Horrell to evaluate seven different sites in Lakeland, Southern Educational Strategies presented their recommendation to the school board last night for a site for Lakeland Prep, a middle and high school to educate all students in grades 6-12 living in Lakeland. Their recommendation was for a 94-acre site north of Highway 70 and south of Old Brownsville Road, and just east of Canada Road. The owners of the site, Jones Gilliland LLC, have offered the land to the school system for $1 M. The board will consider this recommendation on Monday, January 12th at their regular board meeting. The attached conceptual site plan gives an idea of the scope of this project.
There will be an important opportunity for parents and community members to give feedback into the development of the new building on Thursday, January 15th at 6:30 at Lakeland Elementary School. Please plan to attend and offer input into this exciting project!