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State Board of Education adopts new weapons policy

The Mississippi Board of Education voted Thursday to adopt its proposed weapons policy update, which removed language that conflicted with Mississippi’s 2011 enhanced conceal carry laws. The State Board’s policy update does not give school personnel the ability to carry…

Two South Mississippi elementaries named Blue Ribbon schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including four schools in Mississippi. Two of the four Mississippi schools are in South Mississippi. The recognition is based on a school’s overall…

Hancock County School District closes two more schools

Hancock County School District announced over the weekend that two more schools in the district will be closing. East Hancock Elementary and Hancock Middle schools will be closed for 14 days due to a COVID outbreak. This comes after closing…

Vancleave girl injured trying to board school bus

Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating an early-morning incident with a school bus that left an 8-year-old with broken bones. Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a press release that the Vancleave girl was crossing the westbound lane of Jim Ramsey…