The Coahoma County School District Board of Trustees approved a request by the Mississippi Department of Education to host a Migrant Education After-School program at Sherard Elementary School.
The MDE will fund the program, paying the salaries of all teachers involved in the exercise, as well as meals and snacks served.
Interim Superintendent Ilean Richards told board members that a dozen migrant students will participate in the program and two teachers will be involved.
The migrant education program is sponsored by the MDE and headquartered at Mississippi State University in Starkville.
In the other news,
* Coahoma County High School Principal Lynn Lang gave an at-risk update on the junior/high school, informing board members that there are 453 students currently registered at the facility and must report for school 7:30 each morning or face disciplinary action. He says he has implemented teacher and student advisory councils at the schools to give and received input on a monthly basis.
* District Finance Director Mildred Moore told board members that the district was again “solvent” with $1.1 million in the bank. With that information, the Board voted to pay claims totaling $183,039.88.
* The board approved a mentoring program at Lyon Elementary proposed by the local chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Sorority.
* Richards presented board members with architect drawings from Mills and Mills of Tupelo showing the exterior designs of the new administration and bus barn buildings, which will be voted on at the February board meeting. She also said schools will be out Monday, Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 22.