Effective August 4, 2020: Citing the need for stronger action to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Mayor Lumumba has signed the Third Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order which orders bars to close for inside service. All bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, and private clubs located in the City of Jackson shall close, except to the extent that such establishments ONLY provide take-out, pick up, delivery or drive-through services as allowed by law. Businesses found in violation will be shut down for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. Mayor Lumumba has also issued a Mayoral Curfew Order in the City of Jackson effective August 6th at 12 midnight - 5 am for the next five days. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

Universal Pre-K Pilot Program

 

Universal Pre-K pilot program seeks to prepare all Jackson students for grade level learning

The Ready To Learn program will be made available to homeschooled children through child television programming and curriculum offered on the City of Jackson’s PEG Network. Additionally, the grant seeks to offer technical assistance for early childhood development centers to become certified universal pre-K facilities. Through the implementation and success of Ready To Learn, the City of Jackson hopes to expand the program with federal funding.

The Ready To Learn pilot program will undergo a two year development process with the first year dedicated to building data and coalitions of early childhood educators across the city. The second year will focus on implementing the pilot universal pre-K program at two early childhood development centers in Jackson.

The Universal Pre-K pilot program is funded by a $1.2M grant awarded to the City of Jackson by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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