Jefferson Elementary renovations an investment in the future

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Built in 1957, Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau has undergone its share of renovations, but none quite to this magnitude.

The school is adding a new cafeteria area and in-house preschool to the south side of the building. Those projects will be completed by the beginning of the school year. 

Construction on a new community center, which will include a pool, a gymnasium and a public park, will wrap up around November 1.

Cape Girardeau Public Schools Superintendent Neil Glass said these projects are an investment in the community as a whole. 

“The city has been in lockstep with Cape Girardeau Public Schools for a long time and this just proves their commitment to our success, and we want them to succeed as well,” he said.

The projects are an investment in the faculty and staff. 

“It shows that we believe in them, that we’re not scared to invest in the education that’s going on at Jefferson Elementary,” Glass said. “We believe that with these provided resources that we can take it to the next level. 

The projects are an investment in the some 400 students who walk through the doors of Jefferson Elementary every school day. 

“The teachers, the administration, the school board, the community, are investing in your child’s future, and this ought to show how big we believe in your children and what they can be,” Glass said. “The sky’s the limit.” 

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