Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pasco School Board Names New Elementary School

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (March 15, 2016) – The District School Board of Pasco County named the new elementary school under construction in Wesley Chapel “Wiregrass Elementary School” at tonight’s School Board meeting. Board Member Cynthia Armstrong made the motion to name the school, and the Board voted unanimously for approval.

The board accepted suggestions from the community for the name of the school from January 27th through February 29th.  A total of 30 names were submitted (list attached).
Wiregrass Elementary is scheduled to open in August on Mansfield Boulevard, across from Dr. John Long Middle School.  The school will relieve overcrowding at Double Branch and Sand Pine elementary schools. Wiregrass Elementary is projected to open with 496 students, drawn from Double Branch and Sand Pine.

Steve Williams is the school’s inaugural principal.  Melissa Bidgood, who was appointed at tonight’s board meeting, will start as assistant principal tomorrow.