The Jackson County School System is moving 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 system Web site Tuesday, superintendent John Green said the system will proceed with several steps, including:
•adding a wing onto West Jackson Intermediate School to help relive overcrowding from West Jackson Middle School. That would be 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 sixth and seventh grades from KBMS with East Jackson Middle School next fall.
•making a “school within a school” for eighth and ninth 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 edition of The Commerce News.
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