JCHS breaks ground for new $105 million high school

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Junction City is getting a brand new $105 million high school. Friday, they held and official groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate.

USD 475 said they've been working to upgrade or renovate the high school since 2014.

Junction City High School Principal Melissa Sharp said she's happy they were able to build the school without raising the tax levy for residents.

Fort Riley's Garrison Commander Stephen Shrader was the keynote speaker for the event. He says the new building will benefit many military families in the area.

Sharp said she the hard work and planning paid off.

“We’ve been working on the possibility of renovating or building a new high school since maybe 2014. So we’ve been at this a long time just talking about what if. The vision is there the work ethic is there and I want to see this come to fruition for our town,” explained Sharp.

They plan for the new school to be complete in August 2021.