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Up For Bond Election: Jerome School District Looking To Expand
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) With student enrollment in the Jerome School District increasing more and more every year.
The idea of a possible expansion has been moved to the top of the to–do list.
Since June the Jerome Facilities Advisory Committee has been meeting to brainstorm on possible plans for the future.
On Tuesday that committee went to the school board with a recommendation for what they feel is the best fit for the district.
Their recommendation would not only upgrade the current high school but also includes upgrades to the middle school and multiple elementary schools.
“The recommendations we will be presenting tonight looks to address needs throughout the district. Looking a growth and projections and even the numbers we have right now in our lower grades we know that it’s a matter of a very few years before those schools are at capacity and before the high school is over capacity.”
Said Committee Co-Chair, Chris Bragg
The proposed plan would create 16 additional classrooms at the high school, a new gymnasium and upgrades to the Arts facilities.
Along with addressing a major safety concern at the high school by moving the main office from its current location to the front entrance.
The 24 million dollar upgrades will go to a Bond Election in March.
The bond would need a 2/3rd majority voter approval to pass.