JEFFERSONVILLE — Students who will be among the first kids to walk the halls of the new downtown elementary school in Jeffersonville helped break ground on the new site Friday morning. The school is being built along Court Avenue next to Nachand Fieldhouse.
The need for the new school was approved by petition earlier this year after Greater Clark voted to shutter downtown elementary schools Maple and Spring Hill. Greater Clark administration, working with Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore and the city, saw a need to keep a school downtown for current and future students.
“Years ago it took a lot of strength to make sure we voted and approved this process to even move forward,” Greater Clark County Schools Superintendent Andrew Melin said at the ceremony. “I’m lucky to have a great team who makes all this happen.”
In late November, Greater Clark awarded Illinois-based CORE Construction the $11.5 million contract, which was approved at the Dec. 4 school board meeting.
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