The Jacksonville City Board of Education closes a deal on the authorization, issuance, and payment of a special bond for their new school project. hat approval happened during the regular business meeting of the school board. The board will receive more than eight-point nine million dollars from Merchant Capital to propel the school system into the next phase of building. The school board also discussed the time missed during the winter storms. School officials say the days are forgiven, but they are looking for ways to make up the instructional time. On another note, the Jacksonville School board will be offering a social media forum for parents next week at 6:00pm at Jacksonville High School. Officials say, they want to educate parents on how to protect their children who use social media.