The Press Register
School taxes to Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School bit into Clarksdale Municipal School District’s budget to the tune of $252,456.72 this year.
That leaves superintendent Dr. Earl Joe Nelson with major financial decisions to make.
When students attend a public charter school instead of a traditional public school, the funding of dollars shift every January.
Public charter schools receive payments from traditional public school districts their students reside in per MS Code 37-28-55(3).
Clarksdale blues music and musicians was the team of two evening features at the 10th annual Clarksdale Film Festival Friday and Saturday nights.
“Walk with Me: Lucious Spiller, Called to Sing the Blues” played Friday at Grandma’s Sports Bar and “The Blues Trail Revisited: A Documentary Memoir” played Saturday.
“It’s too early to tell whether it’s a good idea or not.”
Clarksdale Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Earl Joe Nelson expressed those thoughts about Mayor Chuck Espy’s decision to have students at the high school determine his appointment for the school board.
It was a passing of the torch at the eighth annual eighth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keeping the Dream Alive celebration banquet at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel in Lula Saturday night.
Family and Youth Opportunities Division Inc. puts together the celebration banquet.