Lowndes County School District’s insurance company filed a lawsuit in federal district court against both the school district and the Columbus-based construction company it contracted for a roofing project that began leaking less than two months after completion.
Full-time Lowndes County School District employees can use an additional 80 hours, or 10 working days, of paid sick leave if they contract the COVID-19 coronavirus or need to quarantine due to exposure anytime before March 31.
At the end of a week that saw a decrease in the number of students and staff who reported testing positive for COVID-19 at Lowndes County School District, Superintendent Sam Allison reported to the school board at Friday’s meeting that he does not believe the virus is spreading through classrooms due to the use of plastic dividers between students and a mask mandate at all the schools.
Students at Lowndes County School District will attend classes virtually during the first week back after holiday break, Superintendent Sam Allison told the school board at its Friday meeting.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Lowndes County School District has more than doubled in the last two and a half weeks, according to information posted to the district’s website.
Susan Johnson, assistant superintendent of Lowndes County School District, is suing the district for gender discrimination in the selection of its superintendent in November 2019, court documents show.
Lowndes County School District is suing the county’s board of supervisors over $3.4 million in property tax revenue the district claims it was unlawfully denied.
Public school districts in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties have witnessed a total of 110 cases of COVID-19 since school started, sending hundreds of students into quarantine, according to data from the districts.
Lowndes County School District administrators plan to expand the district’s Wi-Fi through parking lots and sports facilities within the next year, allowing members of the community — and especially students — to access the district’s internet outside class.
At a meeting that barely had a quorum, the Lowndes County School District Board moved briskly through a light agenda but did take the first steps in reducing its bond debt.