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PRC School Board of Trustees recognized for efforts for District

Members of the Pearl River County School District’s Board of Trustees were recognized for their service during Thursday’s meeting as part of National School Board Recognition Month.

Superintendent Alan Lumpkin presented each member with a certificate and gift bag for their work on the Board before a short refreshment break was held.

Also during the meeting, the Board heard about the results of the varsity dance team’s performance during the state competition, during which the Blue Angels placed 5th in Pom category and 10th in the Jazz category.

The Board also heard from Pearl River Central High School’s counselors about the services they provide to the students, parents and teachers. Those services include assistance with creating schedules, which begins in 8th grade, organization of curriculum to meet state requirements, testing, behavior rewards and modification and organization of dual credit enrollment. Saron Henderson, one of the three counselors at the school, said that last semester students enrolled in 400 college credit classes. If a student so chooses, they could leave high school with up to 12 credit hours toward a degree.

In other business, Byron Hill with Mississippi Power Company presented a check worth $500 to PRC teacher Priscilla Flanagan as part of the power company’s Environment Education Grant Program.

Hill said that more than one teacher in a district can receive a grant under the program, so long as the money will be used for different programs within that district.

Also during the meeting, the Board approved a motion to hold a construction workshop concerning district wide improvements as part of the bond approved last year in a referendum. Lumpkin said the workshop is required due to rising construction costs. The workshop will be held on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.

The next Board meeting will be held on March 14, at 5:30 in the Boardroom at the District offices.