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JMCSS hosts three-day Back to School Luncheon at Carl Perkins Civic Center

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - Jackson-Madison County School System held its Back-to-School Luncheon today at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

The three-day luncheon is an effort to influence, inspire, and encourage teachers for the upcoming school year.

Local agencies and organizations in Jackson attending the event to give back to teachers who give so much back to the community.

“It’s basically about making the teachers feel special because that’s why we are here. They have so much to do with the success of our students, so much to do with the success of our community in the future and we want to support them. This is our kickoff back into the school year so what a better place to be than today,” said Leighanne Bentley, Leaders Credit Union.

One community group donating to the local library.

“One hundred percent of what we take in goes back into the community and we are partners in education with several of my local schools here. Last month, we donated a check to the local school elementary school libraries, of which there are 14 schools in the system. That comes up to about 15 hundred dollars. I mean that’s 500 dollars,” said Dennis Reaggans, Lion Club.

Lifeline Blood Services were at the event to spread awareness about the importance of giving blood.

“The Jackson-Madison County School System educates so many of our students and it is important that we educate donors to understand the importance of donating blood,” said LaTrina Morman, the Diversity and Inclusion Coord. at Lifeline Blood Services.

The luncheon included keynote speakers, a baked potatoes lunch, and a motivational video to help get teachers motivated for the school year.

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