Orange County Public Schools facilities manager John Morris dies

John Morris, the chief facilities officer with Orange County Public Schools, one of the nation’s largest school districts, has died after a brief hospitalization.

Morris passed away at the age of 65 on Nov. 2 after a period of declining health from an undisclosed condition. A Leesburg resident, he oversaw construction for 102 new, renovated or replacement schools between 2011 and 2021 as part of a more than $3 billion construction program.

“John’s legacy will resonate throughout our community…