Community asked for input on Vision 2020 resources

By: Katherine Burgess, The Jackson Sun on Sep 23, 2015


Tuesday evening, hundreds of Jackson-Madison County teachers had the chance to fill out a form ranking ways money could be spent on education.

“What we’re asking you to do today, and the community all this week, is to help us prioritize those pieces,” said Eric Bosman, consultant with Kimley-Horn.

Parents and community members filled out the same form at several meetings throughout the week for Vision 2020, an initiative to restructure the school system by closing some buildings and using that money in the classroom.

Vision 2020 could allow $2 million to $5 million that would have been spent on buildings to be reallocated to the classroom each year.

Pictured above, Linda Pride voices her views on Vision 2020 during the second public forum at Mother Liberty CME Church on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Photo by C.B. Schmeltzer

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