New Johnson Elementary School in Bridgeport


Bridgeport City Council will refund up to $500,000 to the Harrison County Board of Education on the construction of the new Johnson Elementary School.

According to Connect-Bridgeport, after an executive session, it was announced the city will refund the collected business and occupation taxes from the build. The money will then help create an extended gymnasium, which will separate the gym from the cafeteria.

With this agreement, the city will be able to use the gym for Bridgeport Parks and Recreation programs; however, school activities will take first priority.

The agreement also allows for the gym to be used as an emergency shelter if needed.

The nearly $17,000,000 new school is set to open in August 2018, and will likely produce $500,000, or more, in B and O taxes.

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