WHAT’S IN A SCHOOL NAME? SUBMIT YOUR OPINION TODAY
The Marion County School Board is opening an early learning academy and seeking public opinion to name the facility.
Located at 4000 W. Anthony Road on the campus of the former Evergreen Elementary School in Ocala, the program opens in August to early learners – pre-school aged students as young as four years.
Public votes on eight possible names can be submitted by visiting www.marionschools.net by 5 p.m. this Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Name possibilities include:
• Bright Star Learning
• Bright Stars Early Learning Academy
• Bright Stars Elementary
• Brick City Early Learning Academy
• First Light Academy
• Fordham Early Learning Academy
• H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pupils Excel) Academy
• Marion Early Learning Academy
School Board Chair Eric Cummings, Vice-Chair Allison Campbell, and School Board Members Don Browning, Kelly King, and Nancy Thrower will vote on the final name at their June 28 meeting starting at 9 a.m. in Marion Technical Institute’s Browne Greaton Cole auditorium located at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala.