June 27, 2024

Villages Elementary of Lady Lake to Undergo Extensive Upgrades

1.7 min read| Published On: June 27th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Villages Elementary of Lady Lake to Undergo Extensive Upgrades

1.7 min read| Published On: June 27th, 2024|

Villages Elementary School of Lady Lake will be replacing the old modular units in the back of the school with a new permanent structure, with construction beginning in fall of 2024 and completion expected during the 2025 school year.

In addition to the new building, the school will also be adjusting the car pickup line, which often causes traffic bottlenecks on Rolling Acres Road.

We talked with Lake County Schools’ Kelly Randall, the Executive Director of Facilities & Growth Planning, who says, “We just finished with the design team and are getting things in motion for construction to start in the fall of 2024. The existing modular units, which have been there for many years, will be replaced with a permanent structure that will begin construction in the fall of 2024. We will also be renovating the car pickup line and moving the bus pickup further back to allow more cars to enter, as we hope to alleviate the traffic congestion on Rolling Acres Road when school is in session,” says Randall.

Anyone who has driven on Rolling Acres Road during the school season knows that the mornings and afternoons create bottlenecks of traffic getting in and out of the school. A Lady Lake Police officer is usually there to direct traffic during these times, but getting in and out of the school has been a big challenge as the school size has increased.

“Most of our schools, including high schools, were built around 20 years ago, so they are all still relatively new. However, as the population continues to increase, we are having to adapt some of the schools’ with additions to handle the influx of people and children in our area,” says Randall.

That is exactly why Villages Elementary School is getting this renovation. “There will be around 12 new classrooms added approximately with this new building,” says Randall.

Villages Elementary School has needed this for a while. Most parents agree that some type of permanent structure needed to be added to the school, and we are happy to report that this is indeed happening. With the renovation to the car pickup line, these are all positive plans for the future. While we have not been given a rendering of what it will look like, we are hopeful that Lake County School’s will provide a rendering soon which we will update this post with when we know more.

And who knows? Perhaps further expansion is possible down the road. There are more apartments, townhomes, and houses being built daily in Lady Lake and the surrounding communities, but for now this is a positive step for Villages Elementary School in receiving this much needed renovation.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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