In a bid to make better use of its facilities, the Jackson County School System is considering a plan that would convert Kings Bridge Middle School into a 6th Grade academy designed to appeal to 6th Grade students from all over Jackson County.
Although that idea is still in the planning stage, the Jackson County Board of Education will host two meetings next month to discuss the idea with system patrons. The first meeting will be held at KBMS at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 following the BOE’s regular meeting at 6 p.m. The second public meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at East Jackson Comprehensive High School, again following a regular BOE meeting at 6 p.m.
School leaders are looking at a proposed 6th Grade school because of an imbalance in classrooms in the county. There are too many empty classrooms on the East side of the school district and overflowing classrooms on the West side of the county. Most of the system’s growth has been in the West Jackson Area in recent years.
For the full story, see the Jan. 16 issue of The Jackson Herald.