- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- 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)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
Jackson schools fuel prosperity
To the editor:
The Jackson School District earned a well-deserved reputation for setting the standard for quality education. For decades, this reputation has attracted families who understand the value of exceptional schools. A great deal of Jackson's growth and prosperity can be attributed to the quality of our public school system.
Reputation alone will not education our children. I toured the school buildings recently, and I was shocked to see the very crowded conditions and obvious lack of equipment in some areas. Jackson will not continue to attract and retain excellent teachers if these conditions are not addressed.
We must support our students and faculty by providing the necessary facilities and equipment.
JERRY LORBERG, Cape Girardeau