Jackson Schools to Re-Open on Tuesday with Make-up Days Ahead

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Frozen pipes mean more than low water pressure for local public schools: the district is closed until Tuesday, Jan. 16. Jackson Public Schools was forced to close after the cold snap that froze many of the capital city's aging pipes that led to more than 100 water-main breaks this past week. On Jan. 10, half of schools still had low or no water pressure, a release from the district says. Some schools had no water at all early in the week, and most of the schools need water pressure to heat and air condition the schools. Jackson Public Schools was supposed to resume classes after winter break on Monday, Jan. 8. Schools that were warm last week are now cold, Don McCrackin, executive director of facilities, told the JPS Board of Trustees on Tuesday at...

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Jackson Schools to Re-Open on Tuesday with Make-up Days Ahead

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