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.
The principals for Starkville High and Armstrong Junior High schools presented proposed restructuring plans at the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board meeting Tuesday night, after SHS Principal Howard Savage reported the district’s graduation rate fell below 85 percent in 2019.
Nearly 300 students in grades 8-12 in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District signed up for a “hybrid” learning environment for the semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But beginning Oct. 5, they will have to choose between traditional instruction and virtual-only.
About 130 students who were in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District last year did not register for classes this year and have not responded to the district’s attempts to contact them, Superintendent Eddie Peasant said Tuesday at a board of trustees meeting.
All students in Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will have their own electronic device thanks to a grant from Mississippi Department of Education and a unanimous vote Tuesday from the SOCSD Board of Trustees at a special-call meeting.
Erin Dawson was nervous. On her first day at the brand new Partnership Middle School, the seventh-grader stalled in the hallway and wondered which classroom she would go to.
Mississippi Department of Education has given a waiver to Lowndes County School District, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and other districts around the state, allowing them to scale back the school year to 170 days for students.
With less than two weeks until school starts back for students in Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, questions about virtual versus in-person learning dominated discussion at Tuesday evening’s board of trustees meeting.
The first day of school always means a bit of apprehension. But this year, those fears were of a different nature.
Classes will start Aug. 24 in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, Superintendent Eddie Peasant announced Friday, instead of Aug. 6 as originally planned, in order to prepare teachers for an unexpectedly high number of students who will learn through the district’s virtual option.