Schools

Migrant education program will be offered at Sherard Elementary School

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.







Clarksdale Charter School test scores show growth, more work needed

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Test scores for the first half of 2018-19 in the inaugural academic year of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School showed kindergarteners and second-graders are performing best in reading assessments.

Those and other test scores highlighted discussion during the Monday, Dec. 17 board meeting.







Work on new bus facility for county schools could begin in spring '19

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

Preliminary work for a $2.5 million bus maintenance facility for the county school system continues to move ahead.

The project is scheduled to go out for bids this spring and be completed within 10 to 12 months after construction begins, said William T. Mills, the principal architect at Mills & Mills Architects in Tupelo.



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Peggy Ann Walters, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Belmont... READ MORE