►VIDEO: JISD School Board Candidate Responses | May 4 Election

An opportunity to hear and see the JISD School Board candidates in the May 4 elections has been scheduled for tonight at the Jeffersonian Institute.  The event is sponsored by the Jeffersonian Institute, Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Jimplecute and begins at 5:45 P.M. All three incumbent JISD trustees have announced for re-election. Two… Read More ►VIDEO: JISD School Board Candidate Responses | May 4 Election

State Education Agency Gives JISD a “C” Grade, Does Not Define This District, Superintendent Declares

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute Editor Although Jefferson ISD ranked competitively among area school districts when the Texas Education Agency revealed letter grades for the state’s schools last week, Superintendent Rob Barnwell believes Jefferson’s “C” doesn’t tell the whole story. “First I want to say this, Jefferson ISD has a long standing tradition of excellence in… Read More State Education Agency Gives JISD a “C” Grade, Does Not Define This District, Superintendent Declares

JISD’s Barnwell says armed teachers make schools less of a target

by BOB PALMER, Jimplecute Editor Although he expressed sympathy and understanding for the “March For Our Lives” protestors, Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell said the district’s armed Guardian program made local students safer. “Most schools, churches and other public venues are designated as “gun-free” zones, which make them soft-targets,’ Barnwell said. “Therefore, those mentally-deranged, evil folks… Read More JISD’s Barnwell says armed teachers make schools less of a target

Trustees assess JISD facilities

From Staff Reports Jefferson ISD trustees toured district campuses Feb. 8 prior to setting improvement priorities. The Board first visited the high school campus where discussions centered on possible renovations to the front bathrooms (near the commons area), the front entrance to the school, including lighting, parking areas, a lighted “high school” sign in front… Read More Trustees assess JISD facilities