Jackson-Madison Co. school officials kick off ‘Vision 2020’ plan
MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — School officials made the first step Monday in their overall plan to fix Jackson-Madison County Schools with a review of school transportation. The restructuring plan, dubbed Vision 2020, looks to fix problems found by a recent investigation into the school system. School leaders have started by bringing in the help of an independent consulting company led by Tom Watson to conduct an audit of the bus system. Watson will meet with bus drivers Tuesday. “I am quite interested in the results, and I want to better understand them so that I can make better decisions on behalf of our district,” Superintendent Verna Ruffin said. Officials count the cost of bus services to be nearly $45,000 per school year.