Jackson County High School will receive a new paint job this summer.
The hallways, lockers and the concession building will be painted to match the theme of the remaining parts of the school. The project is currently out for bid. Jackson County Director of Schools Kristy Brown said taking pride in your school’s environment shows students the importance of the school.
“Sometimes, when we budget for projects and things like that. Some of the things like painting takes a back seat to books and curriculum needs and things like that,” Brown said. “It has been a while since we have done updates to the buildings.”
Brown said for a project like this, they usually receive around three to five bids. The bid winner for the project will be announced June 17th.
“I really just think it freshens up the school,” Brown said. “Of course, with the students being out a little longer, we are able to maximize the amount of time we are able to do that and hopefully finish before kids return.”
The Jackson County School District will pay for the costs of painting from the school budget. Brown said payment is possible due to conservative spending in the past and present. No loans were required for the project. Since a bid has not been awarded, an estimate cost for the project is unknown at this time.
Jackson County High School was built in the 1970’s. Brown said she is sure the building was repainted in the past, but does not know the last time it was.