SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Viera Charter School Breaks Ground on 43,000 Square Foot Expansion
By Space Coast Daily // November 7, 2019
43,000 square-foot expansion expected to be complete for the 2020-21 school year
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Viera Charter School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 7 marking the start of the school’s 43,000 square foot expansion. The Viera Charter School expansion site of 4.6-acres is adjacent to the current kindergarten through eighth-grade school which services 1,054 students.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Viera Charter School Board Chairman Robert Jordan officiated the groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 7 marking the start of the school’s 43,000 square foot expansion.
The event was held adjacent to the school, located at 6206 Breslay Drive in Viera.
Along with the ceremonial gold shovels and local officials, Jordan marked the event by “lifting the first dirt” operating a heavy equipment backhoe.
The Viera Charter School expansion site of 4.6-acres is adjacent to the current kindergarten through eighth-grade school which services 1,054 students.
The new 43,000 square-foot two-story building will include a 10,000 square-foot gymnasium, state-of-the-art classroom spaces, a multi-purpose space and a new lunchroom, which will accommodate approximately 550 new students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Both the project’s architect, RZK, Inc. and the construction company, Rush Construction, are locally-based, which was a priority for the VCS Governing Board.
The anticipated completion of the expansion is for the commencement of the 2020-21 school year.
Viera Charter School was established in 2013 and is required to participate in the State of Florida Accountability System.
The VCS is governed by an elected Board which oversees the overall operations of the school and establishes policies by majority vote.
The Board is responsible for the legal and fiduciary oversight along with hiring the Principal who is then responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations.
In addition to Jordan, the Board is comprised of Robert J Naberhaus III, Vice Chairman; Kimberly Africano, Secretary/Treasurer; and Scott Steele, Board Member.