Tupelo School Board Work Session 04.15.14

NOTE: WORK SESSION HAS ENDED. I will have a separate blog post from the Board meeting that will begin at noon. Read below for an update about the School Board Work Session. The Tupelo School Board Work Session has begun. The board will hold its regular meeting today afterward. That meeting will begin at noon, […]

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More on Mississippi teacher pay

The print version of our Sunday story, looking at how teacher pay in Mississippi is determined contained graphs of the state’s salary scale and the local supplements for several Northeast Mississippi school districts. I’ve included those below:   MISSISSIPPI TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE This is the minimum salary scale mandated by the state. Individual districts can […]

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Tupelo School Board 03.18.14

I will be live blogging from today’s Tupelo School Board meeting, which will begin shortly. This is the annual “organizational” meeting at which the board will elect its officers, among other housekeeping items. There may be news about the new principal at Milam or the new special education director. The district was hoping to fill […]

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Tupelo School Board 02.11.14

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting is about to begin. All five board members are present. The meeting has been moved to the district’s central office because of the winter weather that caused the cancellation of school. It had originally been scheduled to be held at the Hancock Leadership Center. Also the meeting scheduled to be […]

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House bill could impact Tupelo School Board

As was examined in Sunday’s Daily Journal, state lawmakers are considering school governance changes that could make all of the state’s superintendents of education into appointed positions and all of its school boards into elected ones. If House Bill 442 — which would elect all school board members — passes as is, it would dramatically […]

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Tupelo Schools reading fair

The Tupelo School District held its reading fair last week, featuring the winners from the individual school competitions. During the event, students were judged on presentation boards they had created based on a book they had read. Winners from the school district competition advanced to the upcoming regional reading fair to be held Feb. 22 […]

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Tupelo School Board 01.21.14

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting is about to begin. All five board members are present. The School Board is recognizing Joyner Elementary Principal Kim Foster as its Administrator of the Year. Board members are gathering with Foster in the front of the room. Board member Joe Babb: “When I was asked to say a few […]

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Governor’s statement on Quality Counts rankings

This morning, Education Week issued its 18th-annual Quality Counts rankings, an exhaustive study that gives the nation, states and the District of Columbia a report-card grade and a rank in six key educational indicators. Here is my story in this morning’s paper, which includes comments from new State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright. Mississippi ranked […]

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Tupelo School Board 12.10.13

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting has begun. New Board member Sherry Davis was just sworn in. She was joined by her husband, Johnny Davis, during while reciting the oath of office. Four of the five board members are now present. Vice President Kenneth Wheeler is not here yet, but is on his way, Board President […]

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Tupelo School Board 11.19.13

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting will begin shortly. The board also will meet again at 5 today at Joyner Elementary. It will discuss the agenda during this noon meeting and will vote during the 5:00 meeting. It also will recognize several students and teachers during the evening meeting. All four current board members are present. […]

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