Well voters decieded that the 65 million dollar JPS Bond issue was a good idea. There were some who did not support it and asked some hard questions regarding how the money will be spent and this is as it should be, there is nothing wrong with demanding accountability when it comes to the peoples money. Wednesday JPS held a press conference and I was encouraged by JPS chief financial officer Cheryln Miller’s announcement that each school will have it’s own budget for repairs budgeted under the bond issue. Miller said by tying expenses to individual schools it will allow for better accountability and transparency. Also the board is establishing an oversight committee to watchover the process, members will be selected from each city ward and will hold forums to share progress updates. It is believed that the funds will be available by December, after that they can start the bidding process which will last about two weeks or so. There are projects scheduled for 54 schools in the district. The first 100 of 350 projects are expected to be completed by 2022, The first schools to see repairs and upgrades will be Callaway, Wingfield and Forest Hill all three have HVAC and structural issues.
KidsZone held the 3RD Saturday in each month at St. Luther M.B. Church 1040 st. Jackson MS. and you are invited to bring your children ages 3-12. Kids Zone is a place where kids can be kids while learning about Jesus. kids and teens facilitators participate in Praise and Worship, group lessons, games , crafts and more. lunch is also provided. Simply register by texting your name and cell# to 769-798-5647 activites start at 11:30am.
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