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Mississippi Schools: Guidance for the 2021-22 School Year

In-Person and Virtual Learning
The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) set two policies that call for all school districts to resume in-person instruction as the primary mode of teaching starting in the 2021-22 school year. The policies set requirements for districts that choose to offer a virtual learning option to individual students and establish standards for virtual learning days. On August 19, 2021, the SBE voted to allow school districts to use hybrid scheduling through October 31, 2021, if needed, to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Hybrid scheduling enables districts to reduce the number of students in schools each day by scheduling a portion of students to learn online.

Health and Safety
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is in charge of providing COVID-19 public health guidance to K-12 schools.

Federal Requirements
As a requirement of the American Rescue Plan: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP / ESSER III) fund, school districts (Local Educational Agencies/LEAs) receiving funds must develop a plan for the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services. School districts must update their plans at least every six months through September 30, 2023. Districts must seek public input on their plans take such input into account when revising their plans.

School districts must email a direct link to their approved plans to mssucceeds@mdek12.org. As the plan is revised and approved at least every six months, a link to the updated plan reflecting the date of revision must be emailed to this address. Initial plans were due May 28, 2021.

District/School Closures
If a district/school closes and no instruction is provided, the district/school must report the closures to the Office of Safe and Orderly School at mdeschoolclosures@mdek12.org. View closure reports: mdek12.org/OSOS/Weather-or-COVID-related-School-Closures.

District Operation Plans 2021-22

District/LEA Name Date Received
ABERDEEN SCHOOL DIST May 2021
ALCORN SCHOOL DIST May 18, 2021
AMBITION PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL July 2021
AMITE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 6, 2021
AMORY SCHOOL DIST May 2021
ATTALA CO SCHOOL DIST August 2, 2021
BALDWYN SCHOOL DISTRICT July 29, 2021
BAY ST LOUIS WAVELAND SCHOOL DIST May 29, 2021
BENTON CO SCHOOL DIST June 8, 2021
BILOXI PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST August 2, 2021
BOONEVILLE SCHOOL DIST May 17, 2021
BROOKHAVEN SCHOOL DIST July 27, 2021
CALHOUN CO SCHOOL DIST August 2, 2021
CANTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
CARROLL COUNTY SCHOOL DIST May 2021
CHICKASAW CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
CHOCTAW CO SCHOOL DIST August 2021
CLAIBORNE CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
CLARKSDALE COLLEGIATE DISTRICT July 31, 2020
CLARKSDALE MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DIST May 2021
CLEVELAND SCHOOL DIST May 2021
CLINTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
COAHOMA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 20, 2021
COFFEEVILLE SCHOOL DIST May 2021
COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT June, 2021
COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DIST May 16, 2021
COPIAH CO SCHOOL DIST September 2021
CORINTH SCHOOL DIST August 2, 2021
COVINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 25,2021
DESOTO CO SCHOOL DIST August 19, 2021
EAST JASPER CONSOLIDATED SCH DIST May 2021
EAST TALLAHATCHIE CONSOL SCH DIST May 28, 2021
ENTERPRISE SCHOOL DIST May 19, 2021
FOREST MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DIST May 2021
FORREST COUNTY AG HIGH SCHOOL July 22, 2021
FORREST COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 10, 2021
FRANKLIN CO SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
GEORGE CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
GREENE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT August 16, 2021
GREENVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS May 2021
GREENWOOD-LEFLORE CONS SCH DISTRICT July 2021
GRENADA SCHOOL DIST July 27, 2021
GULFPORT SCHOOL DIST May 2021
HANCOCK CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
HARRISON CO SCHOOL DIST August 2021
HATTIESBURG PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST August 10, 2021
HAZLEHURST CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 2021
HINDS CO SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
HOLLANDALE SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
HOLLY SPRINGS SCHOOL DIST May 2021
HOLMES COUNTY CONSOLIDATED SD May 2021
HUMPHREYS CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
ITAWAMBA COUNTY SCHOOL DIST May 24, 2021
JACKSON CO SCHOOL DIST August 18, 2021
JACKSON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT August 26, 2021
JEFFERSON CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
JEFFERSON DAVIS CO SCHOOL DIST July 29, 2021
JOEL E SMILOW COLLEGIATE July 2021
JOEL E. SMILLOW PREP July 2021
JONES CO SCHOOL DIST January 3, 2021
KEMPER CO SCHOOL DIST May 27, 2021
KOSCIUSKO SCHOOL DISTRICT May 28, 2021
LAFAYETTE CO SCHOOL DIST October 5, 2020
LAMAR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT August 18, 2021
LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST July 29, 2020
LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT May 26, 2021
LAWRENCE CO SCHOOL DIST July 23, 2021
LEAKE CO SCHOOL DIST May 27, 2021
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 2021
LEFLORE LEGACY ACADEMY May 2021
LELAND SCHOOL DIST May 2021
LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 28, 2021
LONG BEACH SCHOOL DIST August 16, 2021
LOUISVILLE MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DIST September 15, 2021
LOWNDES CO SCHOOL DIST August 13, 2021
MADISON CO SCHOOL DIST August 11, 2021
MARION CO SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
MARSHALL CO SCHOOL DIST July 2021
MCCOMB SCHOOL DISTRICT May 28, 2021
MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS May 2021
MIDTOWN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL July 2021
MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF THE ARTS September 13, 2021
MONROE CO SCHOOL DIST August 10, 2021
MOSS POINT SEPARATE SCHOOL DIST May 2021
NATCHEZ-ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT May 28, 2021
NESHOBA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT September 7, 2021
NETTLETON SCHOOL DIST May 2021
NEW ALBANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS May 2021
NEWTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 19, 2021
NEWTON MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT May 19, 2021
NORTH BOLIVAR CONS SCHOOL DIST May 27, 2021
NORTH PANOLA SCHOOL DISTRICT June 1, 2021
NORTH PIKE SCHOOL DIST May 2021
NORTH TIPPAH SCHOOL DIST August 10, 2021
NOXUBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 2021
OCEAN SPRINGS SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
OKOLONA SEPARATE SCHOOL DIST May 2021
OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT August 2021
PASCAGOULA-GAUTIER SCHOOL DISTRICT August 2021
PASS CHRISTIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST July 2021
PEARL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT August 9, 2021
PEARL RIVER CO SCHOOL DIST August 25, 2021
PERRY CO SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
PETAL SCHOOL DIST May 27, 2021
PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST May 2021
PICAYUNE SCHOOL DISTRICT May 2021
PONTOTOC CITY SCHOOLS May 28, 2021
PONTOTOC CO SCHOOL DIST September 14, 2021
POPLARVILLE SEPARATE SCHOOL DIST August 2021
PRENTISS CO SCHOOL DIST July 2021
QUITMAN CO SCHOOL DIST May 19, 2021
QUITMAN SCHOOL DIST August 9, 2021
RANKIN CO SCHOOL DIST September 2, 2021
REIMAGINE PREP July 2021
RICHTON SCHOOL DIST May 27, 2021
SCOTT CO SCHOOL DIST May 24, 2021
SENATOBIA MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
SIMPSON CO SCHOOL DIST May 26, 2021
SMITH CO SCHOOL DIST June 1, 2021
SOUTH DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT May 2021
SOUTH PANOLA SCHOOL DISTRICT September 2021
SOUTH PIKE SCHOOL DIST April 1, 2021
SOUTH TIPPAH SCHOOL DIST January 3, 2021
STARKVILLE- OKTIBBEHA CONS DIST May 28, 2021
STONE CO SCHOOL DIST August 25, 2021
SUNFLOWER CTY CONS SCHOOL DISTRICT August 2021
TATE CO SCHOOL DIST September 14, 2021
TISHOMINGO CO SP MUN SCH DIST August 18, 2021
TUNICA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT May 2021
TUPELO PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST May 2021
UNION CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST May 15, 2021
VICKSBURG WARREN SCHOOL DIST May 2021
WALTHALL CO SCHOOL DIST May 2021
WATER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT August 2021
WAYNE CO SCHOOL DIST May 6, 2021
WEBSTER CO SCHOOL DIST May 10, 2021
WEST BOLIVAR CONS SCHOOL DIST May 28, 2021
WEST JASPER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS May 2021
WEST POINT CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DIST June 14, 2021
WEST TALLAHATCHIE SCHOOL DISTRICT May 26, 2021
WESTERN LINE SCHOOL DISTRICT March 2021
WILKINSON CO SCHOOL DIST August 2020
WINONA-MONTGOMERY CONSOLIDATED May 2021
YAZOO CITY MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DIST May 2021
YAZOO CO SCHOOL DIST January 2021