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JCSS Closes Out Payments For LKMS

JCSS Closes Out Payments For LKMS

The Jackson County School System has completed its payments on the new Legacy Knoll Middle School, marking a momentous day for the community as the first-year facility is officially paid in full. JCSS fully funded Legacy Knoll Middle School through SPLOST revenue, a total of approximately $40 million. 

“This is a huge accomplishment for our school system and something to celebrate within our community,” Superintendent Dr. Philip Brown said. “Through strategic planning we were able to accomplish the payoff of Legacy Knoll by use of SPLOST revenue funds. Our community recognized the need for SPLOST funds when they voted it into effect, and I am proud that our school system was able to make a significant impact to our community with those funds.

“As we continue to grow at a record pace, the partnership with our community will remain of critical importance to the success of our school system. We must be strategic with our future planning and our community plays a very important piece in shaping the future of public education inside Jackson County.”

Legacy Knoll Middle School welcomed over 650 students on the first day of the school year this past August. The three-story facility features a turf field that can be utilized by the middle school athletic teams and performing arts programs. 

The Jackson County School System is the fastest growing school system in the state. The system has increased its student enrollment by over 32 percent since 2018. The system has over 10,700 students enrolled in 11 base schools.