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Facilities Committee Recommends Bond for new Middle School

At the Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Facilities Steering Committee co-chairs Martin Phillips and Rachel Pickett, on behalf of the committee, made a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for a bond proposal for a new middle school campus. The FSC unanimously agreed to recommend that the Board of Trustees call for a bond election that totals $70,000,000 to build a new Middle School that would replace the existing Gainesville Junior High School, resulting in a tax increase of approximately $17.35 a month for a home valued at $100,000. It is recommended that the new middle school would be constructed on the same site as the existing JH campus and serve grades 6-8.

The consideration and possible approval of calling a bond election for November 2021 will be an action item at a future Board meeting. To be placed on the November ballot, a bond election must be called on or before August 16, 2021.

To view the power point recommendation presented to the board, as well as all FSC meeting information, visit