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$20 million price tag projected to replace Jasper Middle School


By Eileen Steinhauer
Contributing writer

    Twenty million dollars is the approximate amount needed to build a new school to replace Jasper Middle School, according to discussion at last week’s called board of education meeting.

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0 #11 Skip 2015-08-26 17:11
Quoting scott higgins:
I'm not sure, but I believe Tate Elementary is a little bit older than Jasper Middle School. Maybe it needs a little work but I doubt the taxpayers of Pickens County need to pay for a new school.

I'm not sure I get your point. Tate just went through a remodel that was originally quoted around $3 million (if memory serves me). I'm not sure where the number actually ended up or what ultimately got done, but I believe that is part of the debate (cheaper to renovate or build new?).

Understand that I'm not advocating one or the other. If I had to say right now, I'd be opposed to biting off $20MM for a new school. That said, if there is going to be a discussion about this (now or in the future), it needs to be a serious discussion with facts instead of flip comments.

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