JACKSON—The Jackson Board of Education voted recently to privatize certain school building maintenance services in order to save more money for education. "The bottom line is we're privatizing the painting of the buildings," said school board member Jim Rice, following the vote. The vote is part of the district's overall strategy to give school principals more autonomy and control over the maintenance and management of their individual schools. Privatization of painting services is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $150,000.