School system holds final ‘Vision 2020’ meeting
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JACKSON, Tenn. — The public had one last opportunity Wednesday evening to learn about the Jackson-Madison County School System’s Vision 2020 plan, which includes closing schools and repurposing others. Unlike the previous town hall meetings, this open house was held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening. The informal meeting gave parents and those concerned with the future of education in the county a chance to see the school system’s plan and ask questions. “I don’t know what the other meetings were like, but this is more like a one-on-one,” said Marilyn Pearson, a JMCSS parent. “You can go up and ask your own questions without being in a huge setting.” The school system said it will take input from the public from all of its meetings and present a plan for the next school year possibly by November.