Friday, June 05, 2009

LaBelle Community Christian School Property Sold

Edison State To Take Over Buildings At Christian School

LABELLE, FL. -- Edison State College Board of Trustees this week unanimously approved the purchase of a 19 acre site in LaBelle. The buildings and acreage being purchased is the LaBelle Community Christian School just off of Cowboy Way.

The new center expands Edison State�s service to students in Hendry and Glades counties.

Nearly 10 years ago Edison State College began offering college level courses in the LaBelle High School.  Since that time the community has asked for a broader variety of classes and services than the current facility can provide. 

The new facility will allow a tutoring center, a technology lab and more courses offered at a broader range of times, say officials of the College.

"We are looking positively to the future of Community Christian School and Eagles� Nest Preschool," said Shelton Gwaltney, Community Christian School Administrator. The school on Cowboy Way in LaBelle was built in 1994. "The sale of our current property to Edison State College gives us a new beginning.''

The $1.1 million dollar purchase will be financed through a gift given to the Edison State College Foundation.  Edison State plans to begin offering classes in the new center this fall. The current Hendry/Glades Center serves approximately 500 students each semester.

Dr. Patricia Land will continue to serve as the President of both the new center in LaBelle and as the President of Edison State�s Charlotte Campus.

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