The proposed location for the school was approved this week by the Henderson County Board of Education and will be submitted to the Kentucky Department of Education for final approval.
The new school will be located on the campus of South Middle School in the area behind the current track. This area is owned by the Henderson County Board of Education.
“The location for the new Jefferson Elementary School will provide Jefferson with its own unique identity and will not create any interference for South Middle School. The new school will have an innovative, energy efficient, modern design and will provide an extraordinary learning environment for our students,” states Henderson County Schools Superintendent Marganna Stanley.
Additional parking lots will be added on the campus of South Middle School to help alleviate the on-street parking that occurs during school functions and events.
The construction manager for the new Jefferson Elementary School will be Codell Construction and the architect will be Hafer Design.
Jefferson Elementary School was built in 1964 with renovations occurring in 1994. A 2011 facility evaluation listed the current Jefferson Elementary School in poor condition.
After receiving final approval from the Kentucky Department of Education, the design phase will begin on the new school.
Updates and announcements about the new Jefferson Elementary School project will be shared on the school district website and via Henderson County Schools’ social media sites.