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Jefferson County Parents Upset with Failing School System

Jefferson County Parents Upset with Failing School System
Posted at 6:45 PM, May 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 04:21:02-04

MONTICELLO, Fla. (WTXL) - Parents and citizens of Jefferson County are fed up with the school system and it's failing performance.  Jefferson Elementary and Jefferson Middle/High School rank in the bottom ten percent in the state.

School Board Superintendent Al Cooksey said they have serious budget issues due to student reduction called FTE, and as a result of that, they had to work on staffing and cutting positions.  It didn't stop just stop there, the School's Spanish program also had to be cut.

After the decision was made, parents grew even angrier, they feel that students will be set back by not learning at the same speed as other schools in the state and that there's not enough programs to provide students with the tools they need to succeed.

At a school board meeting Monday, several parents, students, and citizens plan to address all the issues that face the school district and figure out where and how the funds in the budget are being spent.