JFK Middle hosts session on school replacement

Published 7:30 pm Thursday, June 15, 2023

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Suffolk Public Schools is holding a community information session on the John F. Kennedy Middle School replacement project.

The session is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at JFK.

“We are excited to allow an evening for our school community and stakeholders to get an overview of what’s to come,” SPS officials said in a news release Tuesday, June 13. “We invite students, families and JFK alums to get a first look at concept drawings, carpet samples, etc.”

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During the Thursday, May 11 school board meeting, Superintendent John B. Gordon III, P.hD., showed off the concept of the school’s interior finish that detailed paint colors, floor pattern designs for corridors, classrooms and restrooms as well as restroom wall tiles.

“As a reminder, we need to make sure that our full design is done by June 30 to the city to review. After June 30th – beginning July 1 – new rules and regulations and codes come into effect for green school energy, efficiency, etc,” Gordon said at the meeting.

Images shown during the meeting show the color concepts, with JFK Middle School’s key colors of black and gold with accent colors to compliment them. 

The SPS release on the community information session said a question and answer session is planned as the district asks for input in outfitting one of the showcases to be installed in the building. 

“We encourage attendance and participation division-wide,” officials said in the release.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications and

Community Engagement at 757-923-5244.