Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Jasper R-5 High School today to recognize the school district for academic excellence and congratulate them for earning an "A+ Schools" designation. Governor Nixon explains why the program is so important.
"The cost of college can be a barrier. That's why I've worked to greatly expand our A+ Schools program that gives students the opportunity to attend college tuition-free."
Their students can now earn scholarships to cover the costs of any public two-year community college or technical school in Missouri.