Another step was taken on the new Junction City High School project Monday when the USD 475 Board of Education approved the development agreement with the City of Junction City on related infrastructure improvements.
It covers a one mile section of Blue Jay Way on the east side of the new school site, a one half mile water main extension, and overages on a nearby roundabout on K-18 at Blue Jay Way.
The Chief Operations Officer for the school district, David Wild, reported that the City is going to apply for a federal build grant. “If approved that $10 million will cover all infrastructure improvements at the site, meaning the monies that we have set aside and reserved for infrastructure development will come back to the district.” That amount for the school district would total about $2.5 million. The grant application deadline is July 15.
The development agreement was scheduled to go to the Junction City Commission Tuesday night.
The goal is to have the new school built and in use by August of 2021.