The Jackson County Board of Education approved a $5.7 million expansion of the current West Jackson Intermediate School Monday night in a bid to relieve classroom overcrowding on the West side of Jackson County.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility is slated for 5:30 p.m. on May 22.
The BOE named Bowen & Watson as contractor for the project, which will be a two-story building at the school. It will be paid for out of SPLOST funds.
Although no final reconfiguration has been officially approved by the BOE, the board appears to be leaning toward turning the current WJIS facility into a new middle school.
For the full story, see the May 14th issue of The Jackson Herald.