JCS breaks ground on $3M expansion
NORTH JACKSON — Jackson Christian School is getting a face lift. The school held a groundbreaking Thursday for a three-point, $3 million project. “There’s incredible excitement to be able to start this process,” said Mark Benton, president of the school. “So many of the people that are here today were here 39 years ago, so it’s really exciting to see them here and to see the number of people who have sacrificed to help Jackson Christian reach this point.” The Tyler Building will be expanded by 12,000 square feet. The private school also plans to create more space for the fine arts department and science labs. The school also plans to update the athletic facilities for football, tennis and soccer. Construction is expected to begin next spring, and the soccer complex is set to be completed by August 2015.