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Hostess' shutdown leaves schools looking for bread

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Dozens of Mississippi school districts are looking for a new supplier for bread and rolls as the shutdown of Hostess impacts lunchrooms. The Mississippi Department of Education tells The Clarion-Ledger six out of seven regions of the state are affected by the shutting down of Hostess Brands foods. Department spokeswoman Patrice Guilfoyle says school districts are working ...

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Board asked to hire more architects for school projects

HERNANDO — DeSoto County school board members will be asked to hire architects for expansion projects at two more schools as the state’s largest system continues to grapple with growth. The Commercial Appeal reports Hernando Hills and Southaven elementary schools would be targeted if board members approve the hirings. Last month, the board unanimously approved hiring Hernando-based AERC architects to ...

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School district expanding early childhood education program

TUPELO — The Tupelo Public School District says it will expand its pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports starting Dec. 1, the pre-K program will go from 12 classes to 13. That will increase the enrollment from the current 240 children to 260. The announcement of an additional class at the Early Childhood Education Center was ...

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Delta school district awaits results from surprise audit

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Education has completed an unannounced audit of the Greenville Public Schools. School officials expect the results in time for school board’s meeting Oct. 30. The Education Department spent four days in Greenville this past week. Department spokeswoman Patrice Guilfoyle tells the Delta Democrat Times the department is traveling throughout the state conducting random, unannounced ...

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Education officials want emergency declaration in Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — The Mississippi Board of Education (MBE) determined that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Oktibbeha County School District. Acting on a recommendation from the Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation, the MBE voted unanimously to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency for the school district. The Oktibbeha County School District faces many issues ...

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Gap between school funding formula, appropriation widening

JACKSON — The gap between the state’s school funding formula and money actually being appropriated could widen past $300 million next year, raising new questions about the formula’s future. Interim state Superintendent Lynn House told legislative budgeters the Mississippi Adequate Education Program will need $300.6 million more in the 2014 budget year than it received this year to reach full ...

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Schools get first report card under new rating system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — More school districts achieved higher grades in the first year of Mississippi’s new school rating system, thanks to increased test scores and the suspension of graduation rate requirements for higher-scoring districts. Districts and schools got letter grades for the first time today. Under a new law, the old seven-step system, running from a high of star to ...

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