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Volunteers play critical role in Jackson schools

Volunteers enhance learning through programs like: READ. Volunteers enhance learning through programs like: READ.
Parents, retired teachers, students and people who simply care, make up a group of dozens of volunteers. Parents, retired teachers, students and people who simply care, make up a group of dozens of volunteers.
Teachers say parents who volunteer bring the community closer together. Teachers say parents who volunteer bring the community closer together.
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

Parents, retired teachers, students and people who simply care, make up a group of dozens of volunteers in the Jackson R-2 school district. This week they were honored with a breakfast and other activities as staff and students showed their appreciation.

"I like that they are so fun," said Isaac Ratcliff, an 8 year old student of South Elementary.

"We love them," said Kyle Collier, of North Elementary.

"I couldn't nearly meet the needs of my students without the volunteers," said Cindi Brazil, teacher.

Volunteers enhance learning through programs like: READ.

"This priceless success is because of you the volunteer," said Marsha Sander, reading teacher.

"It's amazing to watch them grow and develop," said Jan Gieselmann, volunteer.

Teachers say parents who volunteer bring the community closer together.

"It also helps the parents understand what we are teaching," said Desera Nations, teacher.

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