Parents, stakeholders: We need YOUR input!

We want and need your input. Visit to complete a VERY short survey, and plan to join one of the Community Conversations, set Aug. 23 at EJCHS and Aug. 27 at JCCHS. Those meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the schools' auditoriums.Jackson County parents and stakeholders, we want and need your insights!

What do YOU want from your schools? How do YOU want us to measure and report students’ accomplishments?

Visit to complete a short survey, and plan to join one of the Community Conversations, scheduled Aug. 23 at East Jackson Comprehensive High School and Aug. 27 at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the schools’ auditoriums.

“We are looking for feedback from our community about the things they value in public education and the ways they believe we should hold ourselves and our students accountable,” said Dr. April Howard, Jackson County School System superintendent.

“There are many ways to measure progress, achievement, and success,” she said. “We want to hear from our stakeholders about the ones they believe matter most.”

The online survey presents five questions; three are multiple choice, two allow short written responses. The Community Conversations will follow a format similar to that used five years ago when the school system developed its strategic plan and quality service standards, with a brief presentation before facilitators help lead small group sessions.

JCSS serves approximately 8,000 students in 10 elementary, middle and high schools across Jackson County.