PRC School District recognize Board members
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Pearl River County Assistant Superintendent Melissa Holston read a proclamation from Governor Phil Bryant during the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday while the Board also took action concerning grading the Pearl River Central baseball complex parking lot.
As each Board member walked into the boardroom, they found a couple of presents at their seats. As the meeting commenced, Holston announced that Bryant officially declared the week of Feb. 12-18 as School Board Recognition Week.
“ . . .and whereas members of local school boards are dedicated to children learning and dedicate many hours of service to elementary and secondary public education as they continually strive for improvement, excellence and progress in education and recognizing that all students can be successful learners . . .” Holston read from Bryant’s proclamation.
Special activities and programs will be held at communities across Mississippi to recognize school board members from Feb. 12-18.
At the end of the meeting, the Board discussed the wording they would use for the policy involving student recruitment and the exposure of student directory information.
Student recruitment can range from armed forces recruiting to being recruited for collegiate sports to special programs within a university or college, Kimberly Alford, PRC curriculum coordinator, said.
The current Board policy states that recruiters can have access to the student directory information, which can include personal information such as phone numbers and addresses, which worries Superintendent Alan Lumpkin, Alford said.
The Board agreed to table the matter and discuss it further at the next meeting to allow time for more research.
In a separate matter, the Board approved a motion to help fill and grade the Pearl River Central baseball complex parking lot and clear a right-of-way boundary around the outfield and entrance of the complex.
There is no official timeline for the project.
In other action, the Board approved:
• A Happily Ever After grant from the First Book National Book Bank program to offer books to sixth grade students at PRC Middle School.
• The Employee Screening Services Agreement between the District and Forrest General Hospital and Highland Community Hospital.
• A contract for the 2017-18 school year to School Psychometrist Kenny Peavy.
The next Board meeting will be March 6.