School’s out, and renovation work is underway at West Jackson Middle School. Due to the construction work, a temporary office for WJMS will be established over the summer at Gum Springs Elementary School.
Schedule WJMS registration appointments by emailing JBaugh@jcss.us, and send any faxes to the GSES fax line — 706-654-1255.
Construction activity actually started before classes were dismissed with materials being delivered and work that could be accomplished while school was still in session.
Among other tasks, lockers started coming off the walls and out of the building May 24. At the conclusion of post planning May 25, our construction team started moving forward at full pace with the Phase One summer scope of work, including new roofing, new heating and air conditioning, updated plumbing, new ceilings, kitchen equipment upgrades, interior finishes (flooring, painting, cabinets, marker boards, etc.), classroom projection systems, and site paving improvements.
The summer work will include interior core areas (entry, corridors, cafeteria, etc.) and the larger labs and Connections classrooms. Phase Two work that includes renovation of all standard classrooms will continue in the fall.
If you are visiting in person, please check in at the Gum Springs front office and staff will direct you to WJMS staff members.
Thanks for working with us during the construction process…the outcome will be outstanding!
New construction is just around the corner
Design of the new high school building and campus is ongoing. The latest revised plans have been sent to our construction managers for preliminary pricing and will be forwarded to the Georgia Department of Education this month.
Our full project team is meeting this month to establish project milestones that include bid advertisement dates, permitting approvals, GADOE approval, construction commencement, construction milestones and occupancy dates for a 2020 school opening.
Thanks for understanding that this is a complicated process with lots of moving parts! Further updates will be provided as the design and pricing process continues over the coming months.