THE JEFFERSON High School classroom annex’s days are now numbered with demolition expected at the end of this calendar year.
The old annex will make way for a new classroom building as part of $25 million worth of construction planned by school leaders. Other projects include a new academic wing, cafeteria and kitchen at the elementary school and a new high school kitchen and gym.
“We’re not going to have as much time in the annex as we had hoped,” superintendent John Jackson said. “We thought we could get another year, but the contractor said as close as the gym and the classroom building addition will be at the high school, they really need that entire space to work in. So that annex will probably be gone after Christmas.”
When the annex is razed, some teachers will have to relocate to mobile units, while the system’s server and fiber optic cables will need new homes, too.