They’ll keep a promise to build a new gym at Jackson County Comprehensive High School — just not until the money is in the bank.
The Jackson County Board of Education favored postponing a $10.6 million project on Thursday to bring a second gym, and a new chorus/drama building at JCCHS until it collects all of the required sales tax revenue.
“I know we promised those folks that we were going to do this at the high school — I’m all in favor of doing it — but I don’t think the time is good right now,” said board member Tim Brooks.
Superintendent Shannon Adams had asked the board in September to approve a notice to proceed with the project, but the board opted to wait on giving a final word.
On Thursday, board members said they’ve heard no positive comments about moving forward with the construction project since last month. Board chairperson Kathy Wilbanks wasn’t present.
The proposal also comes after the Jackson County School System pulled itself out of a deficit at the end of the 2010 fiscal year in June, after cutting 44 teaching and non-teaching positions in April.