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$10M plan presented to school board

The Jefferson Davis County School Board held a work session Thursday
at the Academic Success Center in Carson.
There were five items on the agenda: Welcome/Moment of Silence, Pledge
of Allegiance, Adopt Agenda, M3A Architecture and Adjourn.
A representative from M3A Architecture out of Jackson presented the
school board with a plan to repair/modify all three schools in
Jefferson Davis County.
The original plan was to build a new high school in Carson. The school
bond issue, which would partially fund the construction, failed
without receiving the necessary 60 percent.
The current plan would cost a total of $9,881,540.
Three million would be allocated for repairs at J.E. Johnson
Elementary in Prentiss.
G.W. Carver in Bassfield would receive roughly $200,000.
Jefferson Davis High School would remain at its current location in
Bassfield and receive the remaining $5 million plus for repairs and
modifications.
“I ran for the largest beat in our county and won, therefore it is my
duty to ensure that the community is aware of district news and no
changes should be made until we hear from them,” said Beat 4 School
Board Member Shonda Ard Kelly.
“During the race I stated that it is time for a change, and the time is now.”
“I stand firm on that and as a school district, it is our duty to
include our community.”
No board action is taken at work sessions, only at official school
board meetings.