JCC referendum vote tomorrow
Voters in the Jackson County Central school district will head to the polls tomorrow to vote on a JCC School Bond Referendum. Superintendent Barry Schmidt outlines the referendum…
“On the ballot is for $35.4 million to improve our facilities at Riverside, at Pleasanview and the High School and then an additional Middle School at Lakefield.”
If it passes, Schmidt explains how the funds would be used…
“So a couple of the things we’re going to do at Riverside Elementary is update some of the HVAC and air quality systems and update any code and ADA things. We’re looking to do some of that stuff at the High School too with the ADA and compliance stuff there but the big thing is most of that referendum, a little over $20million will be at the new Middle School that will be adjacent to Pleasantview Elementary connected. We’re looking at doing some career tech ag labs so that kids can be exposed to careers, also some flexible learning spaces so people can do some critical thinking and elements and do some project based learning, cause kids learn better by doing those hands-on things too. We’ll also look at some music and fine arts. We’ll also look at some gym spacing and cafeteria and also look at art, but we also will have those core areas of the science, math and flexible learning areas for those areas.”
Polls are open from 7am to 8pm tomorrow.