The Jackson County School System plans to move forward with plans to consolidate some school facilities next year in a bid to save money and make better use of school buildings.
In an announcement posted to the JCSS website Tuesday, superintendent John Green said the system would proceed with several steps, including:
• Adding a wing onto West Jackson Intermediate School to help relive overcrowding from West Jackson Middle School. That would completed by the following school year of 2014.
• Closing the current South Jackson Elementary School facility and moving that school into the current Kings Bridge Middle School building next fall.
• Combining 6th and 7th graders from KBMS with East Jackson Middle School next fall.
• Making a “school within a school” for 8th and 9th Graders in an unused wing of East Jackson Comprehensive High School next fall.
•Closing the Gordon Street Center.
For the full story, see the Feb. 20 issue of The Jackson Herald.