A new combined elementary school is Jasper is closer to reality. School officials and students took part in the groundbreaking Monday morning officially kicking off construction of the new multi-million dollar project.
“Education is a focal point in all communities. It’s a priority for us,” said superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey. “I think the individuals who are here today share the same commitment to ensuring that we have educational facilities that are safe, that are flexible, that are efficient, and that will really be able to prepare our students for what happens next in their future.”
The new combined elementary school will be built on the land adjacent to the current middle school.
It will combine students from both Fifth Street and Tenth Street Elementary Schools.
The price tag is around $31 million dollars. Officials stress that’s being paid for without adding a major tax on residents of Jasper.