Students from Jefferson Elementary School attended the School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The students led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance and made a presentation about the Jefferson Buddy program. Implemented this year through a partnership with the Jefferson PTA, the JES Buddy program matched students with students new to Jefferson at the beginning of the new school year. During their presentation, students from each grade level and their buddies gave examples of how the program helped the new students feel included and welcome in their new school. PTA President Colleen Frank and Principal Marc Thornton were instrumental in starting the program at Jefferson.