McCownGordon Construction is providing a time-lapse camera at the construction site of the new Summit Technology Academy / Missouri Innovation Campus. The camera, which is updated multiple times during the day, is available at this website.
The Lee’s Summit R-7 school will open in August 2017 and is located near Ward and Tudor Road. A community groundbreaking was held March 10 to celebrate this one-of-a-kind school and a trailblazing partnership between the R-7 School District and the University of Central Missouri (UCM). The new facility will house Lee’s Summit R-7 Summit Technology Academy; the Missouri Innovation Campus, a partnership involving R-7, UCM and Metropolitan Community College; and programs currently housed in UCM-Lee’s Summit.
The school is funded through the partnership with UCM as well as a no-tax-increase bond issue, approved by close to 80 percent of voters in April 2015. This bond issue is also funding school improvements at each Lee’s Summit R-7 school.
For more information about the no-tax-increase bond, visit the district’s website.