Deer Point Elementary Construction Well Underway

Deer Point Elementary School's new principal Lendy Willis is excited about becoming the first principal of Deer Point Elementary. The school is located off Highway 2321 in the Bayou George area.
At the site, crews are busy working on the school's interior. Others are finishing up the roof on the 2 story classroom building. The school will not open until the 2010-2011 school year, but construction is well underway and officials say the project is 2 months ahead of schedule.
Once complete, Deer Point will hold a maximum of 797 students. Zone lines for the school are yet to be determined.
"We have 4 schools in the District that are overpopulated at this time: Tommy Smith, Hiland Park, Waller and Lynn Haven Elementary School. So the zone that's going to be created for Deer Point school will come from those students who go to those schools and the idea being to reduce the size of those schools and get them back to within their capacities," said Lendy Willis, Future Deer Point Elementary Principal.
Bay District officials say a lot of planning went into the school’s look.
"The hallways are widened. The colors will enhance the learning environment. The classrooms are huge. I think the kids will benefit greatly. It's going to be a school that has a design that is like none other in Bay District Schools," said Chandra Tyson
Supervisor of Elementary Education for Bay District Schools.

Some Bay County residents may wonder how the District can build new schools under tight budget conditions. The money for building new facilities comes from a completely different pot than the general fund. The school board has asked the state for flexibility with the two funds.

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  • by Dana Location: Lynn Haven on Aug 29, 2009 at 07:35 PM
    Dewey, It is profoundly obvious that you are angry. It appears from all the errors in your writing that the basis of your anger is that you did not receive a sufficient education, so why should we build new schools so that others' are educated as well... Get over it! We need the school and having one built is better than all these students being crammed into "modular units" in the back forty of the school!
  • by Dewey Location: Panamna city Beach on Apr 10, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    It is Still Not Right. Why Build New School, when your closeing other schools due to the budget. I voted for Bill Husflet i use to like Bill Husflet but now when election time comes back around he will not get my Vote
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