Dr. Mona Jain Middle School Breaks Ground Friday

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY APR 11, 2018

The groundbreaking ceremony for Dr. Mona Jain Middle School is scheduled for this Friday, April 13, at 2pm. The ceremony will take place on a 27-acre site near 44th Avenue East and White Eagle Blvd., which is adjacent to Gullett Elementary School in Lakewood Ranch. The school is scheduled to open in August 2019. It is being built to house approximately 1,100 students. The total projected budget for Dr. Mona Jain Middle is $45 million. Both a medical doctor and an educator, Jain taught at Bayshore Middle School and Bayshore High School in Manatee County, and, as an educator, was a strong advocate for inspiring young women to go into science and math. Appointed to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women by Florida Governor Lawton Chiles, Jain later served as the Director of Family Health Services for Manatee County’s Head Start program. Dr. Mona Jain Middle will be the first new middle school opened by the School District of Manatee County since Buffalo Creek Middle opened in 2007.

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