Due to budgetary problems for school systems state-wide, the Jefferson Board of Education amended its 2012-2013 school calendar Thursday to reinstate two furlough days initially left off the calendar. The system will operate with a calendar similar to the one it used this year and eight total furlough days.

The furlough days will help Jefferson Schools save money in what looks to be a lean year for funds.

The system was initially optimistic that it wouldn’t have to do this. The Jefferson BOE had approved a 2012-2013 calendar back in February that reduced the number of furlough days from eight to six.

For the full story see the May 16 issue of The Jackson Herald.

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