A specialty tag for the Corinth Warriors is starting to move forward.

The required legislation has been in place for a few years, but it had not gone beyond that point. The Corinth School District Board of Trustees gave approval Thursday evening for the district to submit an application for a specialty plate.

Pre-sales of 300 are required before a specialty tag can be manufactured. Childress said no one had agreed to take on that task until recently.

The school district will receive a portion of proceeds from the sale of the tag for use within the schools.

A proposed design will come before the board.

In other business, the board gave approval for the district to establish a school store to sell Warrior-branded items. It is intended to help students learn entrepreneurial skills as they run the store. Things such as polos, hats and jackets will be offered, and the clothing items will be Nike apparel.

“The primary purpose in not to make money. The primary purpose is to teach the skill,” said Childress.

The district has seen a demand for things like hats and jackets.

The superintendent reported on the upcoming renovation of the former East Corinth Elmentary School building, where work will soon begin. Asbestos removal will be required at the second-grade building. Tree trimming and shrub removal will be done in preparation for window replacement on that building.

The fourth-grade building, which will be completed first, isn’t as old and will require less work. The two buildings will get a more modern look during the renovation.

The board received the following resignations – Timothy Sutton and Terry Harmon, CHS teachers; Glenda Rogers, CES teacher assistant; and Atiya Goodloe, CES cafeteria.

The board approved these hires:

Corinth High School – Gale Greening, part-time bookkeeper; Gennella Graham, after-school tutoring; Maggie Vondenstein and Kerissa Thrasher, zero period; Elizabeth Pritchard, supply teacher/teacher; Bobby Mayes, ISS teacher assistant

Corinth Middle School – Nancy M. Crum, part-time assistant nurse; Kevin Williams, assistant baseball coach; Jacob Price and Allison Mitchell, supply teachers; Rusty Petty, Jennifer Johnson, Lori Snyder and Stephanie Patterson, zero period; and Derrick Chill, custodian

Corinth Elementary School – Anna Humphreys and Amber Bradley, teacher assistants; Shannon Voyles, secretary; and Jan Rogers, instructional coach for the Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative

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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