JCHS Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex

The Jefferson County Board of Education held a ground breaking ceremony for the new multi sports complex at Jefferson County High School. The upgrades to the current facilities will allow a safe environment for all student athletes, as well as other members of the student body that utilize the track and field, and will answer potential issues of title IX violations. The project is the accumulation of much work on the part of the Department of Education, with the School Board and Jefferson County Commission working together to provide the necessary funding for the project.

Photo above: L/R – Kenze Wiseman, Abby Lyon, Jonathan Brimer, Greg Jones, Bill Delozier, Randy Rogers, Spencer Riley, Dr. Scott Walker, Marcus Reed, Dr. Shane Johnston, Katy Huffaker, Steve Clift, Bill Jarnagin, Adam Shockley, Hillary Love, Teresa Adams, Langdon Potts, Jenn Tate.
Photo by Jeff Depew

Director of Jefferson County Schools Johnston, as well as some local elected officials and coaches, were on hand for last week’s ground breaking. Director Johnston stated “ It’s always exciting to see progress and this will be a facility that is used for years by multiple groups in our community so I believe it will also help generate community enthusiasm and pride.”

The concept of a multi sport facility came to play after serious issues were brought to light concerning the Lady Patriots Soccer and Softball Teams playing and practice situations. Director Johnston brought the idea before the School Board last fall and, following much discussion and planning, the idea was presented to the County Commission for funding approval.

Director Johnston expressed his appreciation to both the School Board and the County Commission after the ground breaking. “This project is the result of our school board and county commission coming together to help our students and there will be a number of students and coaches that benefit from this for years to come.”

Source: Kristen Depew