Our county is on track to outpace the nation’s population growth between now and 2024, and is posting 8.7 percent annual growth (compared to 3.9 percent for the U.S. as a whole). With a current population of over 1.4 million, our area is perpetually in need of new or expanded school facilities to accommodate these ongoing increases.
When a new subdivision began welcoming residents to the Sun City Center area in early 2020, we realized that we needed a new elementary school to accommodate those families. With our media specialists at the heart of the decision-making and planning process, our district set out to build a new facility from the ground up.
6 elements of a great media center
At the epicenter of the project is an innovative, modern media center where students and teachers come to learn, teach, interact, and collaborate with each other. In January 2020, our district began working with MiEN to start laying out the plans for Belmont Elementary School’s media center.