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Bond Construction Expected to Begin This Summer

June 7, 2019

Architect's rendering of proposed entrance at Callaway
An architect's rendering of the proposed front entrance for Callaway High School.
Work in Progress

Construction is scheduled to begin in June on Phase I projects. The projects in this first phase include completing deficiencies that remain in the District's Corrective Action Plan submitted to the Mississippi Department of Education. The work will include restroom repairs, HVAC repairs, upgrades in libraries and labs, upgrades to building entryways and more.

Below is an overview of the JPS Bond Construction Program.

JPS Bond Construction Program Overview

The JPS Bond Construction Program will be implemented in three phases:

  • Phase I – January 2019–July 2020
  • Phase II – January 2020–December 2020
  • Phase III – January 2021–December 2021

An estimated 110 projects will be completed in each phase with project costs expected to range between $5,000 and $3 million. 

Phase I

This phase includes addressing all remaining schools that are listed with deficiencies in the Corrective Action Plan submitted to MDE. The construction activities in this phase will bring these schools in compliance with MDE Standard 30. Due to the immediate need to address the Corrective Action Plan projects in addition to other needed bond projects, the completion date for construction for this group of schools may extend to July 2020.

* Represents schools where deficiencies will be addressed based on the Corrective Action Plan submitted to MDE.

High Schools

  • Callaway*
  • Forest Hill*
  • Jim Hill*
  • Lanier
  • Murrah
  • Provine*
  • Wingfield*

Middle Schools

  • Bailey APAC*
  • Hardy

Elementary Schools

  • Boyd*
  • Green
  • Wilkins*
  • Van Winkle*

Other Academic Facilities

  • Career Development Center
  • Capital City Alternative School
  • Performing Arts Space

Phase I Design Teams

The JPS Bond Construction Design Teams hired for Phase I consists of the following:

  • Canizaro-Cawthon-Davis
  • Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects
  • Dale Bailey and Associates
  • Durrell Design Group, PLLC
  • Duvall Decker
  • Eley Guild Hardy Architects
  • JBHM Architecture
  • M3A Architecture, PLLC

JPS project managers and commissioned architects have visited all schools and other academic facilities and met with each building's administration to review the programming needs (projects) as defined and listed in the bond referendum. Each firm is presently providing JPS project estimates and preparing plans and specifications for each project.

JPS has encouraged all architectural firms to produce as many small projects as possible that will allow the District to start the bond construction program between May and June 2019. Several project packets under $50,000 have been devised to allow for small construction firms to provide quotes in an effort to enhance their opportunity to participate.

Learn more and follow progress on the JPS Bond Construction Program.