Jacksonians fill the second floor auditorium of the Mississippi Department of Education building with “#OurJPS” posters, in support of the school district after the Commission on School Accreditation voted JPS to be in an “extreme emergency” on Sept. 13, 2017.
Commission Chairwoman Heather Westerfield and board members listen to both JPS and MDE before voting to declare an “extreme emergency” in JPS on Sept. 13, 2017.
Interim Superintendent Freddrick Murray, tells the Commission on School Accreditation about the significant changes JPS has made, and the inconsistencies between MDE’s and JPS’s data on September 13, 2017.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba talks to media about his thoughts on the Commission declaring a extreme emergency.
House Representative Jarvis Dortch talks with Jackson Free Press State Reporter Arielle Dreher about his thoughts on the Commission declaring a extreme emergency.