JoAnn Leleck ElementaryJoAnn Leleck Elementary School at Broad Acres was formerly known as Broad Acres Elementary School. On October 1, 2014, the name was changed to honor JoAnn “Jody” Leleck, who was principal here from 1999 to 2004. Broad Acres, however, was not the school’s first name. When it opened in 1952, the school was called Avenel Gardens ES. Avenel Gardens was the name of the farm that existed on the site before the land was sold to the school system. Shortly after the school opened, however, the owner of the farm asked to have the name back. To choose a new name, the community ran a contest. Broad Acres was chosen because it described the wide open fields and woods which, at the time, surrounded the school. The name was suggested by a student.
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