Category Archives: Schools

JASPER COUNTY TAXPAYERS OVER 65 HAVE LONG ASKED FOR A BREAK ON SCHOOL TAXES

May 17, 2018 There is only one way to get a break on school taxes in Jasper County—vote NO on the ELOST of $9.9 million.  Your property taxes are never going down, but you can vote to save 1% of … Continue reading

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VOTE YOURSELF $9,900,000 MORE DEBT

WHY SCHOOL BONDS ARE PUT ON THE PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT INSTEAD OF THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT May 14, 2018  ELOST (Education Local Option Sales Tax) is on the ballot for the May 22nd Primary election (early voting going on now).  … Continue reading

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT JASPER COUNTY SCHOOLS AND FEMALE AG TEACHERS?

June 4, 2017 Is it true that there is sex discrimination at Jasper County High School?  Official complaints have been filed with School Superintendent, Mike Newton, and the Jasper County School Board.  TWG has received copies of the complaints, which … Continue reading

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JUST WONDERING WHY

January 3, 2017 WHY did Jasper County schools score so low on the recent assessment/accountability tests?   TWG has been informed that teachers sat in meetings in September being scripted on how to talk to parents about the low scores. We … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY SCHOOLS AT LOW END OF STATE ASSESSMENT/ACCOUNTABILITY SCORES

December 27, 2016 State Assessment/Accountabllity scores released December 8 show the Jasper County School System is below the state average and close to the bottom when comparing other area public schools. **Scores are based on data from the 2015-2016 school … Continue reading

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VOTE NO ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT #1—“OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT”

WHEN YOU READ THE FINE PRINT, THE RIGHT ANSWER IS NO KEEP OUR SCHOOLS CONTROLLED BY LOCAL PEOPLE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES Like most amendments to our constitution that the government wants to implement in order to give them more control, the … Continue reading

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HOW WOULD THE DISTRICT 4 CANDIDATES FOR SCHOOL BOARD HANDLE THE “BATHROOM BILL”?

May 15, 2016 The Jasper County School Board has been very quiet over two recent issues that have caused not only parental concern, but also community concern –a transgendered teacher (Brian Davis came back to school last fall as Ms. … Continue reading

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