Zoning Announced for New K-8 School in Durbin Crossing

Residents excited about new school zoned exclusively for Durbin Crossing
By: The Montello Agency, Inc.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sept. 23, 2013 - PRLog -- The St. Johns County School Board announced rezoning for the new K-8 school in Durbin Crossing scheduled to open for the 2013-14 school year.  A multitude of parents attended the latest Town Hall meeting and were thrilled to learn that the school will be zoned exclusively for children living in the community of Durbin Crossing.

Durbin Crossing has consistently been one of the best selling communities in North Florida.  The location is extremely desirable to young families largely because of the number of A-rated schools in the area.  The Florida Department of Education ranks St. Johns County schools at the top of the state’s 67 counties.  “The schools are one of the first things people ask about when visiting the builders’ models in Durbin Crossing”, said Jason Sessions of Sessions Development.  “It’s a huge plus to have a new K-8 school located right inside the community and will only add to the already impressive amenities offered in Durbin Crossing.”

The new K-8 school sits on a 25-acre site on Long Leaf Pine Parkway adjacent to the county sports park and directly across from 206 single-family lots under construction.  Construction on the school is underway and the school will be finished in time for the 2014-15 school year. The new school will be a two-story, 150,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility.  It will be built using a house concept that allows two classes, featuring movable walls, to partner up for joint learning experiences.  Each house has a common area for extended learning opportunities and to encourage hands-on learning.  A full kitchen, arts and computer areas, and the option of grouping classes, give teachers expanded opportunities to inspire creativity and learning.

Each classroom offers hi-tech abilities, such as, Tech Document Cameras, which provide laptop to screen visuals and audio enhancements, to allow children to hear equally throughout the classroom.  The school will have a gym, a cafetorium for dining and multi-purpose uses, outdoor play courts, and multi-purpose fields.  The school will also feature an Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area (EHPA), which can be used as a shelter for the community.  The new school is located adjacent to the 25-acre community park complete with lighted ball fields, sports courts and soccer fields.

“We want to thank the St. Johns County School Board for their vision and careful consideration in keeping the children of Durbin Crossing together at the same school”, said Susan Wood of Wood Development.  “It is exponentially better for children to be able to live, play and learn together inside of their own community.”

It was part of the initial vision for Durbin Crossing to have a school inside, and fully integrated into, the community.  Creekside High School is also zoned for students in Durbin Crossing and both schools are within walking distance for residents.  Durbin Crossing embraces a lifestyle that includes a multitude of opportunities for families to interact together through two amenity centers, parks, sports fields, fitness center, splash parks and planned activities.  The convenience of children being able to walk to school and have their families participate in their school activities is the culmination of the vision for the Durbin Crossing lifestyle.

Durbin Crossing currently has over 1,000 residents with 1,000 more home sites available.  There are nine award-winning builders with furnished models in the community with prices ranging from the low $200s to the $700s.

For more information on Durbin Crossing, visit their newly designed website at www.durbincrossing.com.
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