The Collier County School District is looking to the future for eCollier Academy only months after launching the virtual learning model during the coronavirus pandemic.
At a school board meeting Tuesday, board members voted unanimously to approve a remodeling project contract for one of Calusa Park Elementary’s buildings to service eCollier Academy staff, students and parents.
The construction project was already underway prior to board approval because it was “time sensitive,” according to board documents.
The district provided students four school options for this year: on-campus, Classroom Connect, eCollier Academy and home education.
The eCollier Academy allows students to learn with flexibility so school work can start late or early in a day depending on a family’s home situation.
The remodeling of one of Calusa Park’s buildings, which has about five classrooms, and nearby area is costing the district about $830,000.