While Petal School District faculty, staff and students are proud of their rating as number one in the state based on the results of Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model results, Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon said this is only one piece of the district’s story.
Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million.
The City of Petal Board of Aldermen voted to adopt an ordinance increasing the annual pay for the aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx at a regular meeting of the board on Tuesday. The ordinance will raise their salaries from $10,000 to $12,000 and $56,000 to $60,000, respectively.
Across the nation, school districts are experiencing a shortage of teachers as college students are shying away from pursuing a career in education and veteran educators are throwing up their hands and trying their luck elsewhere.
The Petal Arts Council will host its second meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m.
The informational meeting will be held at Southern Canvas and will be an opportunity for Petal residents to learn more about the organization and share ideas to promote the arts in the city to bring about a vibrant arts community.
The Mississippi Superintendents’ Collaborative member districts, made up of nine school districts from across the state, held the inaugural New Teachers’ Conference at The University of Southern Mississippi. Approximately 200 first-year teachers attended the conference.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children (CFFC) is typically bustling with activities designed to engage and teach children of all ages. A new program at the center will focus specifically on increasing social and emotional maturity in children.