JPS Superintendent announces intent to resign, Mayor reponds

October 29, 2016 in Education, News

From Staff Reports Dr. Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of the Jackson Public school district told the district’s board of trustees during a meeting Friday that he was planning on resigning. The […]

Jackson City Council raises property taxes for JPS

September 20, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

District needs tax hike for debt services

By Othor Cain
Managing Editor

If you live anywhere in the Southeastern portion of the United States, then you should be familiar with yearly events held in this part of the country titled “Battle of the Bands.”
The Jackson City Council recently took to the chambers and staged its own version of the popular competition appropriately titled “Battle of the Budgets.”
In a two-day council meeting, that included the blame game, members of the Jackson city council approved the city’s budget and approved a 2.5 mills (tax) increase to meet the school district’s $86 million budget request….

Acknowledgment for Civic Leadership and Engagement

July 5, 2012 in Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Too often, we only hear about the negative – particularly when it comes to Jackson Public Schools.  As a long-time supporter of public education, I believe we need to commend […]

JPS’ superintendent search narrows to 2

April 9, 2012 in Education, News

Special to The Mississippi Link JACKSON – The Jackson Public Schools’ Board of Trustees has announced its finalists for superintendent of schools: • Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter, deputy superintendent for […]