Discussing the concerns of the ever changing business climate with local and national companies has reaffirmed the importance of an educated, trainable work force. The building block of a good workforce is education. Johnstown is fortunate to be in the middle of a three year facilities project that will conclude in 2017 with the opening of a new elementary and high school. Our existing high school will be renovated to house our middle schoolers. This is a huge boost to our community and existing teaching staff that work diligently in preparing our young residents for a productive life after school. We are striving to create an environment in Johnstown that allows families to grow and work in our community without having to commute to find work. The foundation for education can be found at the site of the new elementary school.