New Building and K-8 Conversion for Southside Elementary in Brickell

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New Building and K-8 Conversion for Southside Elementary in Brickell

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Southside Elementary PTA started this petition to M-DCPS School Board and

Convert Southside Elementary into a K-8 Center: Brickell families need a new state-of-the-art public school facility that can accept children from Kindergarten through 8th Grade on a single site.

Southside Elementary PTA is encouraging you to sign this petition and share it with your friends. Help us convince our local leaders and developers to fund this much-needed project!

Southside Elementary located at 45 SW 13th Street, Miami, Florida (map) is the only public school in Brickell. It currently operates at over-capacity, with half of its buildings closed due to unsound structural condition. Brickell is growing exponentially, with over 7,000 new units coming online within the next 2 years. In addition, there are no Middle School options within our urban core.

Make Brickell a place where families can continue their urban lifestyle knowing that their children will receive the best education possible - the education that we diligently pay for with our tax dollars.

Our Goals:

  • Convert Southside from a K-5 to a K-8 Center, providing middle school grades at the same site.
  • Construct a new state-of-the-art facility featuring classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, and more.
  • Preserve and renovate the original 1923 school building facing 13th Street

The growth of the area is undeniable, with residential towers being constructed on every square foot of space that remains. Residents of Brickell already suffer from having very limited educational options for their children. The urgency is clear, without appropriate school facilities for their children, many families that thrive in this “Manhattan of the South” feel forced to move out of the area to another school district, place their fate in the hands of a magnet/charter school lottery, pay for private school, and commute long distances every day to a faraway school.

Please help Support the future of Brickell! 

For more details, read: Southside Elementary PTA Urges Conversion to K-8

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