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The Simpson County School Board was called to order Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Vice President Lilly Hard in the absence of President Stacey Herrin.
The agenda and minutes were approved by the board.
- Simpson Central – Dr. Woodall
- Magee Elementary – Dr. Lawrence
- Mendenhall Elementary- Ms. Berry
Simpson County School Board approved the new Cheer Policy for the district changing grading scale to match that of MHSAA.
The School Board is working to develop a board calendar which will provide the board with a tool to help evaluate the superintendent> A proposal was given to the board. The board will take this proposal and allow the state school board association to have input on if any changes are needed in the calendar.
Under the Consent Agenda the following donations were approved:
The following travel was approved:
The Bailey Group met before the board to discuss finalizing the suggested strategic plans that have been presented. The board voted to table the discussion and hold a work session on January 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
The City of Magee Mayor Dale Berry, Recreational Director David Dunn, Alderman Patrick Brown, and City attorney Bruce Smith met before the board to discuss trading The Washington Park property for the high school baseball and softball teams to play ball at the city Sportsplex. The City of Magee offered 15 years of playing free at the Sporstplex in exchange for the Washington Park property. The School board requested the city come back to the board with the proposal in writing with extended years of free usage. The two boards agreed to meet for a work session on January 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in an attempt to come to an agreement that is beneficial for both parties involved.
JH & H Architects from Flowood met with the board and discussed a drawing of the baseball and softball fields at Mendenhall High School. Approximately 75 more feet is needed to meet the requirements of the proposed architectural drawing. Superintendent Greg Paces and Transportation Director Jeffery Walker will contact the landowner to see if an agreement can be reached for purchase of the property. No action has been taken on the proposed sport fields at this time.
With no further business, the meeting was recessed into executive session to discuss student discipline.