First school board meeting of new year held

Published 8:53 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The first school board meeting of the new year was held Monday at the Academic Success building in Carson. This was also the first meeting to include the two newly elected school board members, Terri Stamps and Bobby Wilson.

The new school board members were welcomed by each principal and department head in attendance.

“I am appreciative of the opportunity given me by the people of District 2. It is important to me that our schools become the quality schools that I know we can have,” Wilson said.

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“I am honored to serve on this school board and to be able to continue to work with the students of Jefferson Davis County in a different capacity. I look forward to working as a team to do what is best for the students,” said Stamps.

“We had a good new board member orientation last week,” said Superintendent Will Russell. “They will also be going to training seminar with the Mississippi School Board Association later this month.”

All principals reported a good start to the second semester, with the main focus being state testing and MAP testing at this time.

The wireless network is getting an update district-wide, which will improve tech support for MAP testing.

Von Norwood was elected president of the school board. Bobby Wilson was elected vice-president and Terri Stamps was elected secretary.

Report cards will be sent out Thursday.

The school board meeting for the month of March is moved   from March 13 to March 20 due to spring break.