Posts Tagged ‘school district’

Ex-school superintendent suing; alleges illegal meeting

COLUMBUS — Former school superintendent Martha Liddell has sued to get her job back. The Commercial Dispatch reports the lawsuit was filed Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. The lawsuit names the school district as the defendant. Liddell was fired June 17 on a 3-2 vote by the school board. The board has declined to […] [...]

School superintendent terminated after party funds, travel questions

COLUMBUS — City schools superintendent Martha Liddell has been fired. The action came in a 3-2 vote of the Columbus school board. No interim superintendent was named. Controversy has surrounded Liddell after questions were raised about her use of district funds and personnel for a private party and excessive travel. Liddell had said she reimbursed […] [...]

Schools want tax money; district in near $1M hole

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams School District may ask taxpayers for more money next year. “The question now is how much and not if,” school board President Wayne Barnett said. “When (Superintendent Frederick) Hill looks at you and says, ‘I’ve cut all I can cut without affecting the quality of education,’ you have to listen to […] [...]

Mayor wants some casino money for schools to go to parks

GREENVILLE — Mayor John Cox is suggesting that a portion of casino revenue diverted to Greenville’s schools should be directed instead to parks and recreations programs. “We are trying to figure out a way that gaming funds could be directed through the parks commission to benefit the youth of the Greenville Public School District to […] [...]

School officials struggle with overcrowded classrooms

by Associated Press Published: May 2,2013

Tags: classroom, county, education, learning, overcrowding, public education, school, school district, student, teach, teacher

HERNANDO — DeSoto County school officials will not move students around the district this fall but will find some way to use existing buildings to deal with a growing enrollment. With more than 30,000 students in more than 40 schools across the county, DeSoto County Schools is Mississippi’s largest public district. Crowding has been a […] [...]

Automaker makes half-million-dollar donation to schools

CANTON — Canton school officials say a gift from Nissan North America will be used to help at-risk students. Superintendent Dwight Luckett tells The Clarion-Ledger the district will hire specialists to work one-on-one or in small groups with students to help them catch up to grade level in reading, language arts and math. The $500,000 […] [...]

Board adopts new school rating system, factors in graduates

by Associated Press Published: April 22,2013

Tags: board, education, public education, public school, school, school district, school ratinmg

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state Board of Education has approved a new school rating system. The system for the 2012-2013 school year adds graduation rates to the calculation of A-to-F grades for high schools and school districts. The board also opened a proposal for a future system to evaluate schools and districts for public comment, […] [...]

Judge orders school consolidation, district expects to save money

ACKERMAN — A federal judge has ordered Choctaw County to consolidate all seventh through 12th graders at Ackerman High School while leaving grades K through 8 at schools in Ackerman, Weir and French Camp. WCBI-TV in Columbus reports the order was issued by U.S. District Judge Glenn Davidson. The Choctaw County School Board had drawn […] [...]

House says no to appointed school superintendents

JACKSON — Many significant education reforms are sailing toward final passage in the Mississippi Legislature, but one long-sought goal appears to have foundered. House members yesterday voted 66-52 to reject a plan that could have forced the appointment of currently elected superintendents in 21 districts statewide. Senate Bill 2199 had called for elected superintendents in […] [...]

School district finishes assessment of tornado damage

HATTIESBURG — Estimates are in on the dollar amount of the damage done to Hattiesburg Public School District property by the Feb. 10 tornado. Willie Burton, the district’s director of buildings and grounds, tells the Hattiesburg American it’s between $5 million to $6 million for cleanup and rebuilding. The district’s transportation center, transportation office, driver training […] [...]

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