Temporary New Job for Jackson

By: Max Seigle
By: Max Seigle

Concerned parents and residents left the school board meeting Tuesday afternoon upset about the unanimous vote by the school board. It places Dr. Jackson in a temporary postion at the central office until his principal certification issues are ironed out. During the meeting, folks in the audience got up one after another...Urging the board to get Jackson back as Jefferson's principal immediately. They say pulling him out, even temporarily, disrupts the strong momentum he's built at the school. They say that, along with his bond with students and parents, should trump the concern over Jackson's principal certification being outdated. ..a claim Jackson has denied. "If they don't get Dr. Jackson into Jefferson, I don't wany my son there and I'm admant about that," said Parent Lisa Jackson. "I think alot of people aren't looking at the real issue is how he's helped the community and how much he's helped children out," said Concerned Resident Charmaine Tidwell. School board members say they weren't surprised to hear all of that concern today. They just feel it's best that Jefferson be re-assigned for the meantime....until questions surrounding his certification are figured out. Jackson will work on youth and community issues like truancy at the school district office. There is still an ongoing invesitgation into Jackson changing grades from fail to pass last year. That should be wrapped up by the end of the week.

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