The Jackson County School Board will hold a Special Workshop/Meeting to discuss redistricting. If the redistricting discussion warrants a recommendation to be presented to the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners, a board item will be developed, and a vote will be taken. The Special Workshop/Meeting is open to the public.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit opened on May 12th, 2021. All Students in Jackson County are approved for the Community Eligibility Provisions (CEP) in the current school year which makes them eligible for this program. The temporary benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible families and households. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Click this link to download a signed letter from the Superintendent which can be printed and used as a statement of benefits for Jackson County Students. The letter will need to be signed by someone at the school verifying that you are a student. For more info, please visit: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or apply at: https://getemergencybroadband.org/
We had all hoped we would begin this year with a more normal start. Unfortunately, with the recent rise in COVID, that is not going to be the case this year. With that in mind, the following decisions have been made:
• Open Houses will continue as planned. Please SOCIAL DISTANCE while on the campus and, especially if not vaccinated, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE the wearing of masks.
• For now, school campuses will be closed to all but essential visitors as was last year. We understand how important it is for many parents to take their child the first day of school and we will not limit parents from coming, however, after this, visitors will only be allowed for essential meetings. We apologize for not being able to open our schools to visitors and volunteers at this time. We hope in the weeks or months ahead we will be able to relax this but we feel it is important to try to limit contact as best as possible during these first few weeks and until COVID is on the decline again.