The Jackson County School District is gearing up for a terrific 2018-19 school year. The JCSD Elementary School received an A Report Card and both the Middle School and High School received a B Report Card by the State of Arkansas. Combined with these Report Cards and the high ACT Aspire scores, the Jackson County Schools anticipate a wonderful year.

            The first day of school was Monday, August 13th. The school’s held orientations for the past two weeks to issue schedules and Chromebooks to students. Grades 5th through 12th are issued Chromebooks for use during the school year. “We issue their Chromebooks before the start of school so that instruction and use can begin without the delays that first day,” states District Technology Coordinator Stephen French. The Chromebooks also contain GoGuardian software used to track the Chromebooks if stolen, as well as filter student internet and email usage. “I knew the software could alert in the case of theft, but also alerts if students mention such topics as suicide in emails or searches. These alerts have actually been used and are beneficial,” states French. With the use of Chromebooks, tech support is very important. The district employs Stephen French, as well as Kris Jackson as an Assistant Tech Coordinator. John Ivy also helps part-time with Chromebook maintenance.

            Thanks to a passed mileage, the Jackson County School District was able to install air conditioning in the Gym and the PE Building, as well as replace the roof at the Middle School in Swifton. These are only a couple of the repairs and additions to the campuses. The Superintendent was unavailable for comment due to the storm which caused much damage to the community last Monday.