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Parents, Teachers More Prepared For Retention Year Two

Year two of the third-grade retention law has been a much smoother process for many parents and educators because of clearer expectations and more communication. That according to Jackson County Director of Schools Jason Hardy who said when the law was rolled out last year, it lacked clarity. He said when parents receive their students’ TCAP scores later this month, ... Read More »

Jackson Middle School Fencing Upgrades Bidding

Jackson County Schools will take bids this week for security fence upgrades behind Jackson County Middle School. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said the board has discussed the project in several meetings as a prime candidate for a project best suited for summertime. He said there has been a fence there for years but parts of it have been torn ... Read More »

Pair Of Painting Projects This Summer For Jackson

The Jackson County Schools accepting bids for a pair of painting projects at Jackson County Middle School and Gainesboro Elementary School. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said Jackson County Middle School is set to receive an entirely new paint job throughout the school’s interior. He said at the elementary school, a portion of the exterior that faces the road will ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Look To Expand Dual Enrollment

The Jackson County School System will expand dual enrollment programming through a partnership with Vol State. Director of Schools Jason Hardy told the schools board Thursday night that he hopes the program would allow students to receive an associates degree before even graduating high school. He said the system already has a great relationship with Vol State through the variety ... Read More »

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 »

Plans Underway For Jackson Middle School Roof Replacement

Jackson County Schools will begin formulating a plan to replace the leaky roof atop Jackson County Middle School. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said the existing roof is some 20 years old and has outlived its lifespan. He said with recent severe weather, maintenance crews have had to do significant patchwork to restrict leakage. He said the time is coming ... Read More »

Jackson Teachers’ Paddling Case To Trial In November

The case of two Dodson Branch Elementary School staffers accused in an October paddling incident is set for trial in November. 15th District Attorney General Jason Lawson said the defendants, Assistant Principal Tena Lynn and Teacher Jackson Patterson appeared at their first court date earlier this week. Lawson said the defendants entered a plea of “Not Guilty.” “The Grandy Jury, ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Upgrading Emergency Preparedness

The Jackson County Schools taking steps to improve emergency preparedness and better understand crisis prevention. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said Gainesboro Elementary School, Jackson County Middle School, and Dodson Branch School all attended the state’s Threat Assessment event in February. He said teachers and administrators learned how to assess the different levels of issues within a school and how ... Read More »

Jackson High School CTE Building Nearing Bid Process

Designs presented to the Jackson County School Board Thursday night for a new CTE building at Jackson County High School. Maintenance Lead Josh Morgan said the cosmetology lab and HVAC shop have been approved by teachers and are likely represented in the design exactly as they will be constructed. He said the building trades shop could be tweaked before the ... Read More »

Jackson School System Honored For Work To Teach Kids Appreciation

The Jackson County School District recognized for its program designed to teach young people the art of appreciating others. The system received the region’s Best School System Appreciation Program Award in The Region award from the organization Utrust. Jackson County Director of Schools Jason Hardy said it is important to both provide students with an education and teach them to ... Read More »