- Police: Cape man kidnapped woman, then raped, assaulted her (06/30/16)7
- Many Jackson students may face random drug-testing (06/26/16)37
- Jackson man accused of felony assault after attack at Cape bar (06/26/16)7
- Four men accused of roles in three robberies (06/29/16)3
- Coroner asks for grand jury in Poplar Bluff fatal hit-and-run case (06/28/16)1
- Southeast president to get his U.S. citizenship July 4 (06/30/16)33
- Cape murderer still will serve 2 life sentences; appeals court forced reduced charge (06/30/16)
- Cape detective who helped solve Krajcir case is retiring (06/28/16)8
- Officials: Ash borer less of a problem here than in St. Louis (06/27/16)
- Business notebook: Melting Co. adds to Cape's food-truck fleet (06/27/16)
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