Vision 2020 community meeting addresses proposed changes in school system
JACKSON, Tenn. — Many in the community wanted to hear firsthand about the Jackson-Madison County School Board’s Vision 2020 plan. Hundreds attended the meeting Tuesday evening at the offices of the Jackson-Madison County NAACP. As was the case in the other community meetings, this gathering focused on plans to reorganize schools within the system, with some closing and others changing. Parents told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they are grateful for the opportunity to hear about the plans and offer their opinions. “They are taking time for us to talk and letting us talk, but I think they have already made their mind up,” said parent Clint Ragan. “I don’t think they have the children’s best interest in heart,” said another parent, Terica Shivers. School leaders said they hope to have a plan in place for the 2016-17 school year by November.