Booneville Middle School is getting a new assistant principal as their current assistant leaders moves into a new role at the district office.

The district’s board of education voted last week to appoint Evan Pounds as assistant principal at the middle school for the 2021-22 school year. Pounds, a Booneville native and graduate, is currently assistant principal at Ripley.

Current BMS Assistant Principal Bryan Windham will move to the district office for the next school year in a new role as instructional technologist. Superintendent Dr. Todd English said he will be working with teachers and administrators on the use of technology. The superintendent said technology, including online learning, is continuing to transform education and Windham will be helping lead the district as they work to apply technology in the best possible ways to provide the best education for every student.

The board also discussed the district’s continuing longterm planning process. Board members spent time discussing their visions for the next five years for the district as the process begins. English said the district will be reaching out to business leaders, parents and the entire community in the coming months through surveys and other means to gather input for preparing the next long term plan. He said it is the people’s district and they want everyone to have a voice as they look to the future.

English said they expect to announce final details soon on high school graduation. Graduation is set for 7 p.m. on May 20 at Tiger Stadium. Current CDC and state guidelines place no limits on outdoor gatherings other than the capacity of the facility and English said at this point they don’t plan to place any limits on the number of people attending. If weather forces the ceremony to be moved inside to the high school gym there would be a more limited number of seats available and vouchers would be used to provide each student with a set number of seats, but he said the number of vouchers available would be extremely generous based on current rules.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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