Jerome Schools On The Move


By Joey Martin

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The Jerome School District is another step closer to breaking ground on two major renovations.

This afternoon the district held a meeting to get the ball rolling on the projects.

Earlier this year, voters in Jerome approved a 23 and half million dollar levy for remolding and minor construction on two schools.

The High School and Jefferson Elementary.

This afternoon the school board held a meeting to approve bids for the first phase on both projects.

"I've been getting a little anxious myself. Because it's a lot more fun to see the earth move but we also want to make sure we plan correctly. There's been a lot of work going on, a lot of meetings. With this bid approval we'll start seeing more of the actual construction start happening."
Said Superintendent of Schools, Dale Layne.

Over the high school, the district approved a bid of around $950,000 for three different packages.

"The first package is a connection on Date Street, over near the middle school. It will take Date Street on in and make it a better egress for the students and parents at the middle school."
Said Mike Arrington, President of Starr Corporation.

The other two packages have to do with the repaving of the parking lot over at the high school.

The bid for phase one of Jefferson Elementary School was also accepted.

"It will be seven classrooms, six general classrooms and one music room added to Jefferson on the north end. Along with quite a bit of site work there which will be all of phase one."
Said Layne.

That bid come in at just around 1.5 million dollars.

Construction on the high school parking lot and Date Street is set to get underway as soon as possible.

Hopefully completed by this Fall.

The Jefferson project is also set to get underway soon.

Crews are hoping to have the exterior walls up and covered before this winter.

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