schools

Update on schools around the Gulf Coast

Schools around the Gulf Coast are releasing information in regards to operations following Hurricane Ida. The Gulfport School District will open for a regular school day on Tuesday, August 31st. Due to extensive campus cleanup efforts as a result of…

Former Harrison County supervisor Larry Benefield dead at 68

Former Harrison County supervisor Larry Benefield died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 68. Benefield, a 1970 graduate of Gulfport High, was an All-Big 8 selection in football and was part of the 1971 national championship team at…

Positive COVID cases in Mississippi schools

The Mississippi State Department of Health releases a weekly school report for K-12 schools of cases among students, teachers, and staff, number of outbreaks, and teachers and students under quarantine as a result of COVID-19 exposure. For the week of…

COVID-19 outbreaks in 31 Mississippi schools

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said yesterday there were 31 COVID-19 outbreaks at Mississippi schools during the week of August 17th through the 21st. According to Dobbs, 142 teachers tested positive for the virus and 292 students tested positive…

COVID-19 response in Jackson County schools

The Jackson County School District is detailing its COVID-19 policies as cases among students and staff in the district have been reported. With nearly a week of school under their belt, Jackson County School District Superintendent John Strycker is pleased…

Governor Reeves to look over school reopening plans

For some students in Mississippi, they have now gone five months without any significant learning opportunities, Governor Tate Reeves today addressing the state on concerns for reopening schools next month. Here on the Coast, we’ve seen nearly all school reopening…

Harrison County School District and MGCCC closures tomorrow

Due to inclement weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Cristobal, all buildings in the Harrison County School District, including Central Office, will be closed on Monday, June 8, 2020. The Harrison County School District Grab & Go Summer Feeding Program…