New School Readies for Students in Jacksonville


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. – A new school is set to welcome students in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District.

On Wednesday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Bobby G. Lester Elementary (601 Harris Road).

The project marks a milestone for the district because it’s the first school to be built in the area in 37 years. 

Lester Elementary will serve 650 students in kindergarten through 5th grade. It’s named after a veteran educator and former superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District.

“We want to change a whole culture for this school district where we become the best in the nation,” said Lester at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The JNSPD is continuing construction on a new Jacksonville High School campus that will open in August 2019.

The first day of school for the JNPSD this year is Monday, Aug. 13.

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