Construction on Dream Lake Elementary School in Apopka is approximately six weeks away from a scheduled completion date (June 16th). And according to Bill Adkins, they are right on schedule.
“I have zero concern we will be ready by the June 16th deadline, said Adkins, the Senior Superintendent for Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI).
According to Adkins, they are in the process of installing flooring, painting and laying asphalt to the parking lot. Next week they begin laying the sod. “Greening” (laying sod and landscaping) the property will take 4 weeks.
“You’ll be amazed what this school looks like in six weeks.”
Christine Moore is also impressed with the status of the new Dream Lake Elementary.
“I’m extremely pleased with the progress,” said Moore the Orange County School Board Member for District 7, which includes Apopka. “CPPI is always one of the cleanest, most efficient sites, and it will be the first project completed in Orange County.”
According to Moore, there are 11 construction projects in process within the Orange County Public School (OCPS) system. Dream Lake is slated to finish first because of her persistence to get it out in front.
“I got with the (OCPS) staff to make the demolition (of the old Dream Lake Elementary) happen. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. That’s what I’m here for, to advocate for my schools.”
Dream Lake Elementary School, located at 500 North Park Avenue, was closed during construction. Students are attending classes at the former Apopka High School ninth-grade center during the 2015-16 school year.
According to the OCPS website, The 90,637-square-foot school is being rebuilt to hold a capacity of 830 students. It has a current enrollment of 824 students. The budget for the project is $18.1 million.
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