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Jackson and Oak Ridge election school updates

The school is set to go at the spot of trees and brush off of North Lacey Street in Jackson. The school is set to go at the spot of trees and brush off of North Lacey Street in Jackson.
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

Voters passed bond issues in both Jackson and Oak Ridge Tuesday.

In Jackson, voters said yes to a $16 million bond issue that would allow the district to build a new elementary school.

The school is set to go at the spot of trees and brush off of North Lacey Street in Jackson, across from Diana Drive, Mansfield Place, and Ridgeway Drive.

Jackson Superintendent Ron Anderson says the next step in the process is to work with the Kansas City based company to finish the designs of the school.

He says they plan to bid the project next winter.

Anderson says as of right now, they don't have a projected completion date.

"It's something that really was a great need, I think over time each building continues to grow, we've displaced our computer labs for classrooms, we've rented space from the church for early childhood programs and just have no space for additional classes, and class sizes continue to grow and we really needed relief," said Anderson.

Voters passed a $1.5 million bond issue in Oak Ridge to make school improvements and renovations.

Oak Ridge Superintendent Gerald Landewee says that includes things like repairing the roof, and replacing windows.

He says the work should begin as soon as school gets out in May, and be completed by the beginning of August 2012.

Both Superintendents say they appreciate community support, and are excited on the steps forward.

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