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Magee High School held their monthly P-16 Council meeting Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Magee High School is required to have a P-16 Council at the direction of MDE.

Guidelines for P-16 Community Engagement Councils Mission

Community Engagement Councils, also known as P-16 Councils, are an essential opportunity to build this process. The Community Engagement Councils are intended to be community-based and independent. The Councils are charged with the duty and responsibility to build strong, healthy communities. In order to build strong, healthy communities it is necessary, among other things, to create a quality public education delivered to students in healthy schools that are accessible to all children, regardless of race, class, status, gender or disability. Since these goals cannot be achieved within a year or two the Councils will need to develop a “comprehensive plan” that attempts to answer these two questions: a) “What will a strong, healthy community, rooted in a quality public education system, need to look like 10, 15 or 20 years from now? b) “What do we have to do this year, next year and the years that follow in order to build this process in the right direction?”

Magee’s P-16 council is under the direction of President Ralph Walker. This is the 4th year the council at Magee High School has been in operation. The committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the school library to discuss the needs of the students.

Wednesday, Dr. Bradley Blake, Principal at Magee High School gave a power point presentation showing the potentional growth of all the state tested area subjects. Dr. Blake expressed there were first year teachers making a large impact on the students at Magee leading and resulting in improved scores.

Rev. Walker expressed the committee was available to help with resources to award students who excel in subject areas and any needs that arise.

The council is required to update the Simpson County School Board quarterly on the progress and concerns of the committee.

For more information on how you as a parent or community leader can assist the P-16 council contact the school at 601-849-2263. is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.



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