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Project Overview

  • 27,000 square feet
  • Gymnasium with 1 full court and 2 cross courts
  • Raised stage area
  • Multipurpose room
  • 10 classrooms to house our fifth and sixth grades
  • Furniture, fixtures, equipment
  • Additional storage

Where are daily PE classes and recesses held? Is the playground be safe for use?
PE and recess are held on the playground in areas not taken up by construction. The area that our students utilize is separated from the construction area with safety fencing and is completely safe for student use. 

Where will the fifth and sixth grade basketball program be held?
We are thankful for a successful season at First Baptist Jackson. 

Where will the Under the Oaks summer program meet in the summer of 2021?
Under the Oaks will still be held at FPDS during the summer of 2021. 

Where do construction vehicles and employees enter and exit?
Primary entry is through an outside entrance off of Belhaven Street. As various stages of the work is complete, some workers may enter and exit through the area that is now the current gymnasium. 

Is the school building still secured at all times?
Yes. FPDS continues to employ 24-hour security and coded entry for all guests to our campus.

Will the current Science Lab building remain?
The current plans do not interfere with access to the Science Lab for our students. The plan is for students to return to the Science Lab when construction is complete.

Will construction affect morning and afternoon carpool?
Our plan is for normal morning and afternoon carpool. There may be days when unanticipated construction traffic is present during those times. 

As the construction process evolves, changes may need to be made. Updates will be added to this page as they become available.  Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to grow.