Poplarville School Board recognizes student
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Poplarville School Board met Monday night and honored a student from Poplarville High School for being awarded the Wendy’s Heisman award.
Poplarville Superintendent Carl Meritt recognized Mikaela Bilbo for her outstanding work as a student and for being awarded the Wendy’s Heisman award. Poplarville High School Principal John Will said Bilbo was a true leader in the school and she will be missed.
“She excels at whatever she goes after,” Will said.
In other news, the Board approved an addition to the student handbook which would allow for students taking advanced courses to earn more points for the accountability reports, Will said.
The Board also approved an amendment to the 2017 Consolidated Federal Programs Application and an Environmental Stewardship Grant was accepted for Poplarville Lower Elementary to build garden patches.
Additionally, copier and fax service agreements for Poplarville Lower Elementary with RJ Young Company and the Middle School of Poplarville copier software agreement with South MS Business Machines were approved.
The agreements allow the schools to operate without problems, Merritt said.
The Board accepted another resignation, the third in the last three meetings, for an unnamed teacher. They also approved recommendations for six staff members.
In 16th section matters, the Board approved a residential farm lease, which Board members said had been a problem in the past.
The Board approved the next section of an updated Board policy manual. Merritt said the policy is being updated in sections to ensure efficiency.
Financial statements were also approved. Finance Director Samantha Sandifer said everything was in order and she expected the annual audit to be complete and ready to report to the Board in January or February.
See tomorrow’s Item for updates from the principals at each district school.