New JCHS Construction and Budget Updates

Foundations and pilings are going in at the site of the new JCHS.  This means that it is time to start looking forward to the next phases of construction.  As more of the construction is completed, the district will continue to provide updates on the progress of the structure and the costs of the project to the public.

The Board of Education recently approved a second-story multipurpose room to be added to the original plans.  This room was submitted as part of an alternate design, allowing for additional space for learning, school activities, meetings, and more.  This addition has an initial cost of approximately $900,000, which includes the shell of the addition and the additional work for the pilings. 

The Board was required to vote on this area because construction for it requires preparations that would happen at this phase.  Of the 7 alternative areas that will come up for vote, this was the only one that could not be added at a later date.  The funds for this came from reallocating funds that were slated for new roofs on two of the administrative facilities.  Chief Operations Officer David Wild noted that neither of the roofs have immediate or pressing concerns and can likely wait for repairs until next fiscal year. 

A detailed report of the bond funds and expenditures is below.  Geary County Schools is committed to ensuring transparency throughout the process of building a new high school for the community.