Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Begins $3.5M Addition, Renovation for Minnesota High School

Construction firm Kraus-Anderson recently began a $3.5-million addition and renovation project for Jackson County Central Schools in Jackson, Minn. The project entails the addition of a 5,250-square-foot Career and Technical Education (CTE) center and another 2,300 square feet of renovations to the district’s high school. The project is scheduled for completion in November 2023, according to a news release.

The district partnered with JLG Architects for the project’s design. The CTE center is set to feature a Construction and Automotive Lab, as well as renovations to the existing Metal Lab. The space will feature butcher-block counters and floors of polished concrete to accommodate a wide variety of career training opportunities.

“The CTE addition is intended to enhance and expand the amazing work that is already being done at JCC Schools,” said Superintendent Barry Schmidt. “Our students will be able to explore different pathways, which will help them prepare for how classes and careers fit together, as well as college. JCC is committed to helping students succeed in an ever-changing world.”

Kraus-Anderson previously worked with the district on a $35.4-million district bond referendum that local voters passed in November 2019. The referendum covered a broad spectrum of facility replacements and improvements, as well as a brand new middle school—Jackson Country Central Middle School, which cost $26 million and covers 84,000 square feet—completed in February 2023.

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