Tupelo School Board 05.12.15

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting will begin shortly. Three board members are present, Joe Babb, Rob Hudson and Sherry Davis. Ken Wheeler and Eddie Prather are not here. Wheeler is out of town and Prather will be there for the 5 p.m. meeting today. Board will meet again at Thomas Street School at 5 p.m. […]

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TPSD School Board 04.21.15

The Tupelo School Board has begun its noon meeting. Four members are present. Rob Hudson is not here. The board will again tonight at 5 p.m. It will vote on agenda items during that meeting and also will have several recognitions. It will discuss agenda items and hear several reports during the noon meeting. The […]

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TPSD Work Session 04.21.15

Tupelo School Board is about to have a work session at the Hancock Leadership Center before holding its regular meeting at noon. The work session is designed to give the board the chance to discuss several topics. Agenda items include updates on the accountability model and curriculum, a report on graduation rate and process and […]

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Dan Jones speaks on medical center concerns, fallout of decision

University of Mississippi chancellor Dan Jones visited with the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal editorial board on Friday. Jones spoke about his relationship with the College Board, concerns about the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the fallout of last week’s decision not to renew his contract. He also acknowledged ongoing conversations between he and the […]

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Tupelo School Board 03.17.15

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting is about to begin. All five members are present. Among other items, the board will decide whether to call an election for a $44 million bond request. It would not require a tax increase. The board also will vote on new officers for the next year. It elects officers each […]

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Tupelo School Board: 02.17.15

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting has begun. All five board members are present. The board also will meet at 5 p.m. at Pierce Street School and will vote on agenda items then. This meeting is for discussion of items. 12:20 p.m. Tupelo High Principal Jason Harris and Tupelo Middle Principal Kristy Luse are each thanking […]

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Tupelo School Board 01.20.15

I am live blogging from today’s Tupelo School Board meeting. Four of the five Board members are present and the meeting has begun. Board member Ken Wheeler is not here. The meeting began with a presentation of the district’s Teachers of the Year for each individual school. Tupelo High English teacher April Friar was named […]

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Tupelo School Board 12.09.14

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting has begun. Sorry I’m late in getting to this blog post. I arrived to a standing-room crowd due to several recognitions. Those recognitions have been made, the room has somewhat cleared and I now have a seat. As soon as I have a moment, I’ll update on what has already […]

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State of Our Schools: GELI data

This chart ran with today’s “State of Our Schools” story about the Gilmore Early Learning Initiative: Below are the scores of students who had attended Gilmore Early Learning Initiative Promise Schools last year when they took Mississippi’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment as kindergartners this fall: Smithville: 573 Hamilton: 554 Amory: 546 Hatley: 535 -A score of […]

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State of Our Schools: What does ‘prepared’ mean?

As part of the Daily Journal’s “State of Our Schools” series on pre-K, kindergarten teachers provided several recommendations for what students should be able to do when they start kindergarten. That includes being able to: • Identify most letters of the alphabet, especially the letters in the child’s name • Count to 10 and recognize […]

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