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Plans for Jefferson City Schools

Jefferson City Schools are announcing some changes to its high school facilities and academies.Earlier this year, ABC 17 News reported the district proposed it could move the campus, or add new renovations to the existing buildings.Jefferson City schools have been working on a deal with with Lincoln University. The plan would have Lincoln and Linn State Technical College buying the high school, so JCHS could move and therefore double in size. That project could cost Jefferson City schools nearly $70 million. However, that could vary depending on how much they get in the sale.The issue could appear on the April 2013 ballot, and if approved, could be completed in 2016.The other option involves renovating the existing buildings, which include Nichols Career Center and Thorpe Gorden Elementary School. Jefferson City officials say tat would take until at least 2020, and would likely cost more.The district will discuss updates Monday morning. Stay tuned to abc17news.com for the details.

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