Madison City Board of Education members got a sneak peek at the progress of Journey Middle School, which is nearing completion.
Board members and Supt. Dr. Ed Nichols took a brief walkthrough of the building Feb. 1, led by reps from the construction management team of Volkhert.
The new middle school is scheduled to open this August 2023.
School officials got some good news on its progress: the estimated final tab for the 170,000 square foot building, athletic fields/facilities and other features is on track to be about $47 million - approximately $7 million under budget.
Also accompanying the entourage were members of Journey's administrative team: Principal Treva Stewart with assistant principals Gerald Franks and Tabitha Odom.
Journey Middle School will be the Journey Jaguars and serve students who have been rezoned from both the Discovery and Liberty middle school districts.
Journey Principal Treva Stewart, center; AP Tabitha Odom left; AP Gerald Franks, right
Board President Tim Holtcamp, center; Assistant Supt. Mr Eric Terrell, right, in what will be the cafeteria
Wide view from inside media center
BOE members, Dr. Nichols and Journey admins along with Volkert's Shane Bagwell, left
Journey's gym is built to tornado-safe specifications
One of the school lab rooms inside Journey Middle
BOE members Tim Holtcamp (president) and Alice Lessmann, front; Scott Newberry and Tommy Overcash, middle; and Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols. BOE VP Travis Cummings had a work conflict and couldn't make this tour.
Aerial view from December
BOE President Tim Holtcamp, BOE members Scott Newberry and Tommy Overcash in classroom