The membership of the Jacksonville Rotary Club has voted to publicly express their support for the millage increase for the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District.

Vital improvements will be made to the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District facilities if a 7.6-mill is approved by voters on Feb. 9. This will allow for a new elementary school and a new high school to be constructed, along with improvements to other schools throughout the district.

“As Jacksonville’s leading civic club, we believe passing the millage will be an important step for our community. It will allow us to come together to create lasting change,” Amanda Hugo, Jacksonville Rotary Club President said. “These school improvements will help residents make a difference at home and around the county by providing the best education possible to our children.”

Hugo stated that now is the time for Jacksonville to act responsibly and unite for the common good of the community. “We must move forward by focusing our efforts on supporting solutions that promote education and grow our local economy. With this, we will be able to spur investment and equip our students with the tools to they need to achieve, compete, and succeed in a global economy.”

Hugo believes that these improvements are the best way to service the youth and families of Jacksonville. “The Rotary Club’s key objective is to work tirelessly to solve some of our community’s toughest challenges. Passing the millage will be a challenge but we’re ready to solve the problem our community has worked to solve for decades.”

We support a “FOR” vote on February 9 to move our community, our neighborhoods and our families forward.

Education Corps spokesperson Laura Walker  said she is grateful to have the endorsement of the Jacksonville Rotary Club. “The rotary club is a leading civic organization known for its service and dedication to the community. Having them on our side lets residents know that these improvements will help shape and grow our students and community for years to come.”

The Rotary Club of Jacksonville, also known as Club 6150, is an affiliate of Rotary International, an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Are you ready to move forward on February 9?

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