Miami Shores Elementary School needs more support from its community. With its proximity to downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, airports and beaches, Miami Shores provides access to city amenities with a small town atmosphere. It is a haven for young families that boasts amenities that many of our neighboring communities lack (athletic fields, aquatic center, golf course, walkable downtown, and more). However, our local elementary school is just not up to par so many parents choose to send their children to public schools outside of our area or to one of the many private secular or religious schools nearby.
Earlier in 2019, the Miami Shores Village Council announced that it would seek to partner with Miami Shores Elementary School and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to bring a Cambridge Program, iPrep North or some similar program to Miami Shores Elementary School. Bringing a program of such caliber to Miami Shores Elementary School could help raise its rating, bring local families back to our neighborhood school and improve residential property values.
This petition is to request that our officials with the Miami Shores Village Council continue working with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to improve Miami Shores Elementary School. An investment in Miami Shores Elementary School is an investment in our future as a community.