- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
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