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What's in a School Name? Submit Your Opinion Today

JUNE 21, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Director of Public Relations

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265

Email:  Public.Relations@Marion.k12.fl.us

 

WHAT’S IN A SCHOOL NAME?

SUBMIT YOUR OPINION TODAY

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MARION COUNTY – The Marion County School Board is opening an early learning academy and seeking public opinion to name the facility.

Located at 4000 W. Anthony Road on the campus of the former Evergreen Elementary School in Ocala, the program opens in August to early learners – pre-school aged students as young as four years.

Public votes on eight possible names can be submitted by visiting www.marionschools.net or by scanning the QR code above with a mobile device by 5 p.m. this Thursday, June 23, 2022. Name possibilities include:

  • Bright Star Learning
  • Bright Stars Early Learning Academy
  • Bright Stars Elementary
  • Brick City Early Learning Academy
  • First Light Academy
  • Fordham Early Learning Academy
  • H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pupils Excel) Academy
  • Marion Early Learning Academy

School Board Chair Eric Cummings, Vice-Chair Allison Campbell, and School Board Members Don Browning, Kelly King, and Nancy Thrower will vote on the final name at their June 28 meeting starting at 9 a.m. in Marion Technical Institute’s Browne Greaton Cole auditorium located at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala.

For more information, contact the MCPS Public Relations Office.

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