The Corinth School District is now seeking candidates for assistant superintendent.

The job was posted last week, and Superintendent Lee Childress told the board of trustees Thursday evening that a recommendation could be brought to the board in mid-March.

The posting for the position, which has been vacant for some time, was made with several professional organizations. The district is seeking an individual who is licensed in and holds a Master’s Degree in educational administration and supervision, and has five years of experience in educational administration with at least three years of administrative experience as a principal in a school with an “A” or “B” accountability rating or a school that increased its accountability rating by a letter grade when the individual was principal of that school.

In other personnel matters, the board voted to rehire the current slate of school administrators for the 2021-2022 school year – Brian Knippers at CES, Nathan Hall at CMS and John Barnett at CHS.

In other business:

The district is considering whether to add a third week to intersession in the spring semester in the 2021-2022 school calendar. Childress said some students who have returned to the classroom after being in virtual learning are not doing as well, and more time is going to be needed for remediation. Some are in a position not to pass this school year.

The district is circulating a couple of draft calendars – one that is essentially unchanged and one with the additional week of intersession.

The district is consulting with the head of the Mississippi School Resource Officers Association on the procedures involved in launching a campus police force. The district anticipates initially having one resource officer in each school with one or more part-time officers who will serve as fill-ins when needed. The district aims to have the officers in place no later than the beginning of the next school year.

The district will receive $2,987,923 in additional coronavirus relief funding which must be spent by September 2023. The district will be formulating a plan for the funds.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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