School News

School budget request increases county millage rate 2.6 mills

ors met twice last week to deal with county budget and tax levy issues for the upcoming fiscal year. A public hearing on the proposed budget and corresponding tax levy was held Sept. 7. Charlie Prince, financial advisor to the board, explained that assessed value of property in the county was down a little over…

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MDE releases compulsory school attendance law reminder

As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement would like to remind parents about the law governing school attendance and about the deadline for notifying school districts of home school decisions. The compulsory school attendance law requires a parent, legal guardian, or custodian who has legal…

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Monticello sports sign-up ends Sept. 11

Monticello Parks and Recreation soccer, co-ed flag football, and football registration is now underway, with a deadline of Sept. 11. Fees are as follows: soccer boys and girls, ages 3-14, $60; flag football boys and girls, ages 5-8, $60; and tackle football, ages 9-12, $65. Sign up online and pay at www.monticello.ms.gov.

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LC Technology and Career Center Spotlight

 Dr. Jeff Quin is the director of the Lawrence County Technology and Career Center. He’s beginning his 23rd year in education, with 20 years with the Lawrence County School District and three years in the Lincoln County School District. He spent nine years teaching science courses and six of those years was the technology applications…

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Dr. Ebonee Magee-Dorsey named to MTCA

Dr. Ebonee Magee-Dorsey, counselor for Monticello Elementary School and Rod Paige Middle School, was recently named to the Mississippi Teacher Advisory Council (MTAC). The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced the addition of over 100 experienced and highly-regarded professionals from across the state to serve on the MTAC. The MTAC, formed in 2016, now has…

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LC Technical & Career Center Spotlight

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, Lawrence County Technical & Career Center will “spotlight” their programs and staff. Members of LCTCC’s Career & Technical Education team are Dr. Jeff Quin, director; Patsy Sandifer, counselor; and Deana Bass, student services coordinator. CTE program instructors are: Daniel Hebert, Agriculture and Natural Resources; Gay McElroy, Business, Marketing, and Finance;…

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School board qualifying deadline Sept. 4

The deadline for qualifying to run for the Lawrence County District Five School Board seat is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Anyone wishing to run must submit qualifying papers with the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk by that time. The race will be on the Nov. 3 ballot. For more information on running for the office,…

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Meals for students

MEALS FOR STUDENTS – Lawrence County School District is serving grab and go meals to Lawrence County School District students during this time of distance learning. Parents/guardians can sign up for meals for their students each week on the district’s website. In addition to the five main school sites, four school buses deliver meals to…

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