A look into October's JMCSS board meeting

October 16, 2019

 

Last night's Jackson Madison County school board meeting was completely full with a majority of the audience supporting school board member Doris Black.

 

“I came for justice. I'm here to support Doris, Miss Black,” says community member Shelia Godwin.

 

The NAACP and other community members showed their support and shared what they think about the petition to recall Black.

 

Black says she had not seen this support before last night and is feeling more motivated before her recall election on December 10th.

 

“I felt empowered I really did because I know now. At first all I saw was the naysayers but now I know people are really looking and listening to the news and figuring out what exactly is the truth,” says Black.

 

In addition to the community speaking out for Black, school board member Morris Merriweather declined to be chairman of the long range planning committee.

 

School board members also talked about the anticipated project for the two schools... Madison and Jackson Central Merry.

 

“I've been working on this project along with others for the past two years to bring it to fruition in a way that the city and the county can participate in an affordable manner that we can cash now instead of waiting for later,” says Superintendent Washington.

 

Interim superintendent says there's no date set for the groundbreaking of the schools.

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