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Student enrollment holds even
by Jebb Johnston
Aug 12, 2017 | 901 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Early attendance results are pointing to enrollment holding about even in the Corinth School District.

Superintendent Lee Childress said district-wide attendance is tracking at about 2,650 thus far, although the number will climb a bit as new students continue to be enrolled daily. The school year began July 31.

With a waiting list for pre-kindergarten, the district is near the numbers that will allow for an additional class, he said.

The enrollment report was part of a light agenda for the board of trustees Thursday evening.

In personnel, hires approved by the board are:

• Logan Lyles — Corinth Middle School assistant football and girls’ basketball coach

• Stephanie Patterson, Amy Weeden and Megan Williams — CMS extended year

• Terina Dexter — Corinth High School

• Craig Strickland, April Cole, Alesha Knight and Barbara Trapp — CHS zero period

• Virla D. Kirksey — Corinth Elementary School teacher assistant

• Blake Nicholas and Andrew Mauney — Bus drivers

Resignations are TaNechi Temple, CHS interventionist, and Drew Dance, assistant fast pitch coach.

The board also adopted the 2017-2018 budget, which holds the millage rate for city schools level.

Trustees also agreed to join with other government entities that are asking the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office to take another look at an opinion issued by the office that the new bid laws involving reverse auctions and online bidding applies to local governments. It affects non-construction purchases of at least $50,000 and would be required beginning Jan. 1.

Board Attorney Bill Davis said there are many questions as to how it would actually work and looks to be “a terribly cumbersome procedure.”

Many county governments believe the law was intended only for state-level agencies.

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