Demolition begins on Cascades Elementary School

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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) Demolition on a Jackson public school is underway to make room for a brand new building.

It's all a part of an $87 million school bond to improve schools in the district.

Last spring Jackson voters passed the school bond issue

Wednesday residents drove by to watch the end of an era as crews worked to tear down what's been up for over 60 years.

Cascades students were moved to Foster Elementary, a neighboring elementary school that is also set for demolition upon the completion of the new Cascades.

Superintendent Jeff Beal says both schools currently sit on the same site and will be consolidated under one roof to accommodate 500 students.

Under the bond Jackson Public Schools will also make upgrades to each school in the district in a three phase process.

The structure of the old Cascades will be down in the next week.

Construction on the new building is expected to start this spring.

The new Cascades Elementary will be open for classes in the 2020-2021 school year.