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Jackson Kindergarten Registration Starts For 24-25

Jackson County parents have multiple opportunities to register their incoming kindergarteners over the next two weeks. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said Gainesboro Elementary registration will be open from 3:00pm-6:00pm Thursday and again Tuesday. Dodson Branch registration will take place May 7. Hardy said parents should bring their child, proof of residence, immunization records, and the child’s birth certificate. “We ... Read More »

Gainesboro Elementary Counselor Selected for State Advisory Council

A Gainesboro Elementary School counselor said she hopes her new role as a member of a state counseling board will help the school. Tisha Snyder now serving as a member of the Tennessee School Counseling Advisory Council. Snyder said she will use this role to advocate for Gainsborough Elementary School and schools like it. “There’s are challenges that are unique ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Approve Bids For Roof Projects

Jackson County School Board approved a $1.7 million bid for roof upgrades at Dodson Branch and Gainesboro Elementary Schools. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said they’ve worked diligently to find cost savings. After exploring saving avenues, she said they saved about $16,000 of work at Dodson Branch. However, she said they found an additional $165,000 of work at Gainesboro Elementary. ... Read More »

Roofing Project At GES Bigger Scope Than Anticipated

Jackson County Schools taking preliminary steps in roofing projects. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said they’ve given the notice to proceed with a partial replacement at Dodson Branch School. However, she said Gainesboro Elementary’s notice has not been issued. “When we got into looking at what needed to be done at Gainesboro Elementary, it’s an older school,” Brown said. “And ... Read More »

Lee Proposes Funding To Relocate Flood-Susceptible Schools Like Gainesboro Elementary

Gainesboro Elementary was one of 14 schools identified in Governor Bill Lee’s State of the State Address that is severely susceptible to flood damage. Lee proposed some $200 million dollars in funding contributions for communities that wish to relocate public schools from flood plains. Jackson County Director of Schools Kristy Brown said that they have had experience with flooding at ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Sees Enrollment Growth In Every School For 2021

The Jackson County School System has seen enrollment growth at every district school. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said each school has grown by 20 to 30 students. Brown said this was the largest growth the district has seen in quite some time. “We are able to serve those students and we’re prepared to do so,” Brown said. “I am ... Read More »

GES PTO Organizing Playground Cleanup To Help Kids

The Gainesboro Elementary School PTO is asking the community to help fix flood damage along with wear and tear on the playground. PTO President Leah Harrison said weeds have started growing because of mulch getting washed out. Harrison said anyone is welcome to join in on Saturday to help give kids a safe, clean place to play this school year. ... Read More »

GES Welcoming Students Back To School With Luau Night

Gainesboro Elementary School is welcoming students back to school on Thursday with a luau theme. Principal Tina Cassetty said the school always looks for a fun theme when it comes to parent engagement events. Cassetty said the event starts at 5:00 PM with an informational meeting, but then comes the moment students wait for all summer. “The kids are very ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Taking Applications For Pre-K Program

Jackson County Schools are now taking applications for its Pre-K programs. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said it’s an opportunity for students to get ahead in their education before they begin kindergarten. “I know that our teachers work a lot on students making friends and getting used to coming to school,” Brown said. “Especially if they’ve been home and not ... Read More »

All Jackson County Teachers, Staff Getting Raises In School Budget

Jackson County teachers and staff are getting raises after the school system’s budget was approved by board members on Thursday night. Teachers will be getting a $1,200 raise, with staff receiving a 3 percent raise. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said this is the largest raise during her 17 years in the school system. “That’s exciting for them and certainly ... Read More »