- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Children's exposure to meth via parents is growing; Mo. Children's Division seeing effects (9/18/16)8
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
Mayor lends support to schools
To the editor:
Jackson is a great place to live, work and raise a family. One of the biggest reason for Jackson's success is its outstanding school system. Everyone associated with Jackson schools does an outstanding job in educating our children and grandchildren. The test scores of our students are among the best in Missouri. We accomplish this even though our spending per pupil is among the lowest in Missouri. This tells me we are doing a lot of things right in Jackson's school district.
We now have an opportunity to insure that this excellence continues for many years to come. Our high school campus is much the same today as it was 50 years ago. Many of the facilities around the high school campus are simply outdated and worn out. The current plan for improvement would guarantee a bright future for our high school students for decades to come.
No one, myself included, is a big fan of tax increases. But when it comes to supporting our schools and our children, who are the future of Jackson, I stand in support of this important project.
I urge you to take a tour of the high school campus and see for yourself. After you take a tour, then make up your own mind as to what is in the best interest of Jackson and the local school system.
PAUL W. SANDER, Mayor, Jackson