Vision 2020 open houses offer discussion, debate

By: Katherine Burgess, The Jackson Sun on Sep 24, 2015

Consultants and central office employees spent Wednesday answering questions about how the school system will be restructured and why they believe change is necessary.

Vision 2020 is an initiative to close several school buildings, reallocating the money spent on their upkeep to education. The two Vision 2020 open houses included discussion and debate, including some questioning the need to restructure the school system at all.

“We can’t complain that we don’t have enough money if we’re not utilizing the money in the right way,” said Verna Ruffin, superintendent of the Jackson-Madison County School System. “Being able to take a look at how are we spending the money and how can we reallocate it so it does go to children is what we’re doing right now.”

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