The first meeting of the Petal School District Board of Trustees of the 2017-18 school year began with what the board looks forward to the most: recognition of success and awards for faculty, staff and students.
Top Panther Awards were given to three people in the school district.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children (CFFC), Petal First Baptist Church and Excel by 5 are partnering to bring the district’s annual back-to-school health and wellness fair to the Friendly City.
Director of the CFFC DeDe Smith said the health fair is going in a different direction this year.
“You can smell the wax on the floors, the drums from band camp and the whistles from football, that’s how you know school is close to starting back,” Petal School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon said at a regular meeting of the board on Thursday.