The first day of school for Jackson County Schools will be Friday, Aug. 9. Approximately 7,400 students are expected to fill the school district’s halls when classes start back, which interim superintendent April Howard reported was a sizeable growth, especially on the west side of the district.
New programs in place will include a School Community Performance Celebration for the East Jackson Community on Sept. 5 and for the West Jackson Community on Sept. 9.
Renovation/construction projects that have been completed over the summer include:
•the combining of the eighth grade teacher teams of Kings Bridge and East Jackson middle schools, which are now based at East Jackson Comprehensive High School.
•Kings Bridge Middle School has been transformed to South Jackson Elementary School and South Jackson is ready for renovations to begin.
•Gordon Street Center has been phased out and all Jackson County Comprehensive High School Programs have been moved to the main JCCHS campus.
•Jackson County Comprehensive High School’s Panther Project is complete and JCCHS students will begin the year with a new state of the art gymnasium and choral/drama facility.