Charles D. Jessup Elementary School
Elementary opened on Sept. 5, 1958 and is named in honor ofthe late
Charles D. Jessup, who served as a judge and the school
district’sattorney from 1942-1957. Voters approved the funding to build
the school in a1955 bond issue.
time capsule was placed near the cornerstone ofthe school during its
construction. During school renovations in 1999, thecapsule was opened.
In the capsule, a resolution from the Board of Trusteeswritten in 1957
shared their admiration for Jessup saying he was a man with“sterling
character, devotion to duty, steady energy and personal skill.”
Pasadena Superintendent V.W. Miller sharedhis thoughts about future
generations passing through the school’s doors in thesame 1957 Board
“The future of our country lies in the hands ofthe children who occupy this school and others like it,” he said.