Kitty Stone Elementary Update

One local city council votes to support its school district’s construction project with $1 million. The Jacksonville City Council will give the money to the city school board for the new competition gym at the future site of Kitty Stone Elementary School. The City of Jacksonville borrowed $14 million in 2013 to pay for a new public safety complex and to make improvements to its City Hall. The city will use the money taken from that fund to support the project. Jacksonville City Schools Superintendent says the competition gymnasium will be the anchor at the corner of George Douthitt and James Hopkins. It will seat 1,100 people and for athletic events it will seat 300 people. Campbell adds that since they have cleared the trees off of the property for construction and now that they have finished the design phase and have blue prints and drawings, the school is becoming more of a reality. Dr. Campbell also talked about the new school year which begins tomorrow. Jacksonville City Schools serves more than 1,700 students.