Jasper Elementary School ground breaking next Monday

The Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation will break ground on Jasper Elementary School on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

Sourced from Dubois County Free Press

The Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation will break ground on Jasper Elementary School on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

The 111,132 square foot elementary school located at 3799 N. Portersville Road will be home to about 850 pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade students from Fifth Street and Tenth Street elementary schools.

The design includes enhanced safety features and incorporates learning environments conducive to small group instruction and STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) exploration.

The school corporation accepted a bid for $25,794,235 for construction and equipment costs in April. That cost does not include soft costs but falls within the $30,925,000 bond issued to cover the cost of the elementary school as well as any costs associated with the decommissioning of the other two elementary schools.

Attendees and special guests are permitted to park at the Church of the Nazarene on Ackerman Road for the ceremony.