Groundbreaking News Release

Alee Academy Charter School

P.O. Box 2481

755 South Central Avenue

Umatilla, Florida 32784


October 27, 2003

Contact: Jennings Neeld, Director (352) 357-9426


Above: Artist’s rendering of the new student Alee Academy Eustis Campus that features eight classrooms, a commons area, and administrative offices.

Groundbreaking set for November 5th for New $1.9 Million School Facility

The Alee Academy Charter School will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 5th , at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the start of construction on a new $1.9 million dollar school facility for the Eustis Campus.

Faced with the ever-increasing need and desire for more classroom space on campus, the Charter Board of Alee Academy voted three years ago to increase their classroom facilities. A five-year plan to facilitate school growth was developed in 2000, M.M. Parrish Construction Company completed a design proposal for the new facility. and Capital Resources was contacted to perform a feasibility study as well as seeking financing for the new facility.

In 2002, the Lake County School Board renewed Alee Academy’s charter for 10 years to facilitate Alee’s ability in seeking financing for the new school. Construction of the new school facility is made possible through USDA Rural Development “Loan Note Guarantee” issued to the lender, Florida Bank of Gainesville.

Located on the north side of County Road 44A east of US Highway 19 in Eustis, the new campus will host the 15,000 square foot facility will have eight classrooms, a commons area, computer server room, and administrative offices that will be used to offer additional students an opportunity to successfully complete their high school career.

M.M. Parrish Construction Company is scheduled to begin construction this November and last roughly 7 months. Completion of construction is due in July of 2004. Architects are Swilley Curtis Mundy Hunnicutt Associates Architects Inc.