The proposed Paris Junior College District is a big concern among voters lined up to vote early.
Khadijah Jeffery and Jennifer Smith were busy at the Hunt County polls handing out information cards to prospective voters. They wore tee shirts saying “I am PJC”. Each young lady was prepared to give reasons to vote in favor of the new college taxing district to be formed in Red River, Cooper, Hopkins and Hunt County.
If passed, then it would allow Hunt County to have a regent appointed to the board. PJC will soon offer trade courses in Hunt County in the fields of HVAC, Emergency Medical training, nursing. The new district will allow Hunt County students to enjoy in district tuition.
The new district is being formed to tax community property just as the hospital district and school districts do now. The state is cutting back on the amount of money offered the college.
PJC offers dual credit courses that allow high school students to take college level course work while in high school. Several students graduating from Quinlan, Boles and Greenville have finished their Associates degree at the same time as they finish high school.