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Achievement School District Community Meetings Set for Humphreys County and Yazoo City

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2019

Achievement School District Superintendent Jermall Wright, Ed.D., will meet with members of the Humphreys County community on May 8 and the Yazoo City community on May 15. Wright will take questions and provide information about the Humphreys County and Yazoo City school districts’ transition to the Achievement School District (ASD).

The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • 5 p.m., May 8: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1030 Main St., Louise
     
  • 6:30 p.m., May 8: Howard J. Austin Performing Arts Center, 601 Price Street, Belzoni
     
  • 6 p.m., May 15: L.T. Miller Community Center, 930 Lamar Avenue, Yazoo City

In April, the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) selected the Humphreys County and Yazoo City school districts to be part of the state’s first ASD. The establishment of the ASD follows a state law that requires the SBE to intervene in persistently underperforming school districts. The SBE will be the governing body of the ASD, and local school boards will be disbanded no later than June 1, 2019.

 

Note: Members of the media may participate in a conference call with ASD Superintendent Jermall Wright, Ed.D., at 10 a.m. May 7. To participate in the call, RSVP to Tabatha Burkett at tburkett@mdek12.org by 9 a.m. May 7.

 

Media Contact: 

Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications
601-359-3706

Jean Cook, APR
Director of Public Relations
601-359-3519