The Jackson County School System will likely create a second middle school on the West side of the county to alleviate overcrowding.
The system had earlier announced it would add 20-25 classrooms to West Jackson Intermediate School to take pressure off westside facilities, especially West Jackson Middle School. That expansion is expected to cost around $5.5 million, officials said.
At last week’s two-day board of education retreat meeting, system leaders appeared to favor making the West Jackson Primary School facility into a middle school housing grades 6-8; making WJIS an elementary school housing grades K-5; and keeping WJMS as is with students fed in from North Jackson Elementary School and Gum Springs Elementary School.
For the full story, see the March 19th issue of The Jackson Herald.