Construction on the Jefferson High School “arena” came in $540,000 under budget. The Jefferson Board of Education approved the change order on the new gymnasium at its Feb. 11 meeting.
The district took out a $17.4 million bond in 2011 for the gym and other projects. Including the savings from the gym construction, the district has more than $600,000 left on the bond.
The BOE could use that money towards upcoming projects, including renovations to Memorial Stadium and the old library facility. The BOE later approved hiring Carroll Daniel Construction Company as the construction manager for the Memorial Stadium project, at a 3.75 percent administrative fee.
The BOE has not decided on what renovations will be made, but has previously discussed constructing a soccer field and improving the field house.
Other proposed renovations include expansion of the visitor’s stands, railings and aisle space on the home stands.
For the full story, see the Feb. 17 issue of The Jackson Herald.