LAKEFIELD Kraus-Anderson (KA) has begun construction on two projects for Jackson County Central schools. The $26 million projects include the construction of a new middle school and interior remodeling of Pleasantview Elementary School.

Designed by JLG Architects, the new 84,000-square-foot middle school features new classrooms, career and tech education learning spaces and science classrooms. The new school also adds a new gymnasium, band and choir areas, kitchen and commons area.

Interior renovations to Pleasantview Elementary, located adjacent to the middle school, include air quality upgrades, as well as improvements meeting Americans with Disabilities Act requirements at all district buildings.

Kraus-Anderson worked with the JCC school district on the $35.4 million district bond referendum, which voters passed in November 2019. The referendum addresses the district’s needs for facility replacement and improvements that will help to prepare students for careers and post-secondary education opportunities.

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