LIBERTY - Work to get construction moving on the new Jones Park Elementary School is being pushed ahead to make sure things are in place before the 2004-2005 fiscal year begins July 1.
Bids for construction of the elementary school will be opened 3 p.m. Thursday at the central office.
Superintendent Linda Hatter said more than 13 bids from general contractors have been received for the project to be located on Ky. 70 East. Contracts will be awarded 6 p.m. Monday during a special board meeting.
Jones Park Elementary will consolidate two elementary schools - Garrett and Middleburg - and an enrollment of more than 500 students is expected when the facility opens for the 2005-2006 school year. The school will be located on 40 acres of land that once belonged to the Quince Jones family and was a place where families brought their children for picnics and games.
Two documents concerning the new school that are state mandated were approved Monday by the Casey County School District Finance Corp.