The Jacksonville Lions Club announced its endorsement of a 7.6-mill that will make way for school improvements to the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. This would allow for a new elementary school and a new high school to be constructed, along with improvements to other schools throughout the district.
“The Jacksonville Lions Club strives to carry out this mission in our community on a daily basis and in keeping with this mission we endorse the millage increase necessary to move the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Forward,” Dianne Williams, president of the Jacksonville Lions Club said. “This millage will help move the community forward and promote a better quality of life for all residents,” Williams added.
Williams said that their membership was excited to build the type of school facilities the community can be proud of and believed a different environment would encourage students to want to be in school and want to graduate from school.
“It’s vital to this community. We’ve got kids who deserve a good education,” Williams stated. “From an economic development standpoint, we’re on the road to a super community. I’m pleased members of the Jacksonville Lions Club voted unanimously to move our schools forward.”
Education Corps spokesperson Laura Walker said that this latest endorsement joins a group of several civic groups, business leaders and elected officials in Jacksonville and the surrounding area supporting the millage. “It was great to hear of the Lions Club’s endorsement. They understand that this investment in public education will help our community move forward and benefit our children greatly.”
The Jacksonville Lions Club is a local group of service-minded men and women who volunteer to support our community every day; keeping the Mission Statement and Vision statement of Lions Clubs International (LCI) as guidance for our effort.