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JCBOE recieves Google grant Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:48

The Jackson County School District announced that it has been awarded a grant for $200,000 through the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation.

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JCBOE votes on personnel issues Wednesday, 23 August 2017 19:01

The Jackson County Board of Education held a specially called meeting last week.

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Hodges announces resignation plan Wednesday, 23 August 2017 18:58

Jackson County Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges announced last week his intent to resign his position as of September 30.

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The Jackson County Board of Education voted Thursday night to approve the implementation of a Resource Officer Program.

According to Superintendent Kevin Dukes, the officer and a police car will be provided by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, all fuel will be provided by the Jackson County Board of Education. Dukes further explained that the officer will rotate between Jackson County Schools on an irregular schedule and only the deputy and Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips will know where the officer will be at any given time. Dukes stated that after months of working with Phillips and the Jackson County Commission, an agreement was made that the Jackson County Commission will be reimbursed for the cost of the deputy at a rate of approximately $30,000 per year. Dukes stated, “I am very thankful for the Jackson County Sheriffs Office for helping to make this dream a reality. School safety is our number one priority and this is a step forward.”
Jackson County Schools have not had school resource officers in ten years.

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