Posts Tagged ‘schools’

Kevin Gilbert has joined the Clinton Public School District

by Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, Clinton, education, Mississippi, schools

Veteran educator and National Education Association board member Kevin Gilbert has joined the Clinton Public School District administrative team. Gilbert currently serves as coordinator of teacher leadership and special projects at CPSD. Gilbert is one of nine members of the NEA executive committee and a past-president of the Mississippi Association of Educators. He began his […] [...]

MEMA labels ‘ShakeOut’ a success — Working on virtual Business EOC

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, disaster, education, Mississippi, schools

At 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17, Mississippi Emergency Management executive director Robert Latham was at Bell Academy in the Delta town of Boyle, teaching the students there to drop, cover and hold on. His hopes are that they not only learned a new skill, but also that the lesson might one day save their lives. […] [...]

School district business manager accused of stealing retires

TUPELO — The Lee County School District business manager alleged to have embezzled from the school district has retired. Randy Thweatt was placed on paid administrative leave April 17 after he was arrested by officials from the State Auditor’s Office. The school board changed that to unpaid leave on April 24 after he was indicted […] [...]

Capital City residents to pay more taxes to support schools

JACKSON — Jackson residents will soon pay more in taxes supporting the city’s school district. When 81 percent of voters in 2006 approved a $150 million bond issue to build more schools and improve others, it meant they were willing to have property taxes raised to pay that debt. But city leaders didn’t raise taxes […] [...]

Board to name House interim state superintendent of education

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Education plans to name Lynn House as interim state superintendent today. The board chose House, now deputy superintendent for instructional enhancement and internal operations, following a closed meeting yesterday. It will formally ratify the choice today. House, 60, will replace Tom Burnham, who announced earlier this month that he […] [...]

School superintendent’s resignation accepted during emergency board meeting

GREENVILLE — Harvey Franklin Sr., superintendent of the Greenville Public School District, has resigned. The Delta Democrat Times reports the school board accepted the resignation during an emergency meeting today. Franklin’s resignation is effective immediately Deputy superintendent Leeson Taylor II has been named “acting interim superintendent” until June 30, the end of the district’s fiscal […] [...]

Superintendent Burnham to retire after 43-year career

JACKSON — Mississippi Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham is retiring. Burnham will complete his second stretch as leader of the state’s 152 school districts on June 30, timing his departure to the end of the budget year. “I have served passionately for 43 years as an educator striving to make positive changes and to provide […] [...]

Former higher ed commissioner Trash dies at 86

LAKE — E.E. “Tad” Trash, who led Mississippi’s higher education system for 19 years as it struggled with desegregation issues related to historic black colleges, died Tuesday. He was 86. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home said today funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Raymond United Methodist Church. Burial will […] [...]

Bill passes to consolidate Delta county’s school districts

BOLIVAR COUNTY — Five Bolivar County school districts would be merged into two in 2014, under a bill headed to Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk. Senate Bill 2760 passed the House 66-53 and the Senate 31-19. It would require that the Benoit, West Bolivar and Shaw districts merge into a new West Bolivar district based in […] [...]

Board rejects all bids for construction of new school

OXFORD — The Oxford School Board has rejected all bids for the construction of the new high school. The high school’s construction is the centerpiece of the district’s building program. Schools Superintendent Brian Harvey tells the Oxford Eagle the board has no authority to negotiate with any contractor and can only accept the project as […] [...]

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