The PCSSD spent $8 million in renovations this summer.
"We had some building fund money, and thought there'd be no better way to spend it than to get the buildings in better shape for the students," said Superintendent Jerry Guess.
chunk of that money went into Jacksonville High School,
School Community Liason Jada Ellis walked us through some of the changes, from a redesigned stairwell and ADA compliant chair lift, to remodeled offices and improvements in the cafeteria.
"The students definitely want a school they can be proud of," Ellis said. " know this is. We're our way to that, that's for sure."
It's made for a dusty summer, but well worth it says Superintendent Jerry Guess.
"I think there's a lot of enthusiasm for the changes that we've made," Guess said. "We had some building fund money, and thought there would be no better way to spend it than to get the buildings in better shape for the students."
Guess says enrollment is up in the PCSSD. At Jacksonville the school was expecting new enrollment of 180 students, but as of Friday 270 new students had signed up for the 2012-2013 school year.