Archive for January, 2010

Clarion Ledger Article Lifts Up Budget Issues for Oakley Training School

Jackson, MS – On Jan. 14, 2010, the Clarion Ledger published an article lifting the concerns of advocacy groups as the state considers a possible 9 million in budget cuts to Oakley training school. Click here to read the news story.

Holmes County School District Report Card

Lexington, MS – Pursuant to the Children First Act the following report card was published on the Holmes County School District. Note that Holmes County School District is “at risk of failing” and has been placed on probation for 2009-2010. Click here to view the report card.

01/18/2010 – CANCELLED – Annual Youth Rally

The Youth Rally at the Capitol on Monday, January 18, 2010 is cancelled.  There is still a water crisis in Hinds County, State Offices are still closed-there is no water or bathroom facilities inside and with 100-150 youth and adults, there are health and sanitary risks factors we considered. Thanks for your continued support!

NJFC Director’s Comments Mentioned in Clarion Ledger Article

Jackson, MS – On Jan. 11, 2010, staff of NJFC and other members of the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable submitted their views to the Legislative Task Force on Underperforming Schools. Click here to read a news story published in the Clarion Ledger in which Ellen Reddy, executive director, is featured.

01/13/2010 – House Education Committee Meeting

Please Note that the House Education Committee will meet Wednesday, January 13 at 1:00 pm in Room 204 where some proponents of charter schools will make a presentation to the Committee. Also note that the House Education Committee regular meeting time each week remains Wednesday at 1:00 pm in Room 204. At this time the […]

01/13/2010 – Oakley Training School Hearing

Please join us on 01/12/2010 at 9:00am at the MS State Capitol for a hearing on Oakley Training School. It’s imperative that Oakley not be closed without a alternative placement plan. Too many children would end up in county jails. The MS Association of Sheriffs, under the leadership of Sheriff Willie March of Holmes County, […]