STOCK ISLAND CAMPUS, FL — Keys Construction crews are rushing to complete the new Lagoon Landing dormitory of Florida Keys Community College for the grand opening tomorrow.
Move-in day for the students is Saturday, just two days before classes start. It has taken five years to plan and build the new 43,000-square-foot, 100-bed, $8.2 million dorm. 78 students have already applied for housing there. About half are from outside Florida and most from outside Monroe County.
Most of them are from away? This is a COMMUNITY COLLEGE, the whole purpose of which is to serve people in what? Community colleges ought not have students from a thousand miles away, let alone have $8.2 million dorms for them to stay in.