In my humble opinion, the Rankin County School District bond will be the most important issue facing the County in 2017. Four years ago, the District handled the bond miserably (comically, really). It appears new Superintendent, Dr. Sue Townsend, is making sure to cover all her bases, especially when it comes to opening the lines of communication between the parents/public and the District.
Don't want an obscene amount of bond money directed toward athletic facilities? Attend the listening tour in our local area and let your voice be heard.
Overcrowding and portable classroom usage an issue for you in the Northwest Attendance Zone? Attend the listening tour in our local area and let your voice be heard.
Not a big fan of public education and don't want your tax money going toward improving our future? Hey, even you have an opportunity to be heard.
Mark your calendar for the September 6, 2016, listening tour stop at Northwest Rankin. Also, circle March 7, 2017, as the tentative date set for the vote.