Board members express sympathy over deaths
Lincoln County School District board members held a brief meeting Monday to approve several items, and each voiced their condolences to the families over the recent deaths of two young students, Karlianna Brumfield, 6, from Enterprise Attendance Center and Timothy Hodges, 7, from Bogue Chitto Attendance Center.
Superintendent Terry Brister said staff members at Enterprise are working together to fill in for their counselor, Kristina Brumfield, the mother of Karlianna.
“It has been a very tragic situation,” Brister said. “The folks over at Enterprise have pulled together – it’s been a team effort over there.” Brumfield tragically lost her daughter on New Year’s Day.
In school business, Brister said the county schools would not change their schedules due to the frigid temperatures unless something out of the ordinary happened.
“The only way schools would close or open late is if there were busted water pipes or other cold related issues,” he said.
In other business the board:
• Accepted a bid of $325 for 13 acres of 16th Section land.
• Accepted a bid of $675 for 27 acres of 16th Section land.
• Approved a family medical leave request.
• Accepted two donations of leave.
• Approved of request for three employees to attend the National Council for Exceptional Children Conference from April 8-12.
• Approved a student out-of-district transfer request from West Lincoln to Loyd Star Attendance Center effective for the spring semester.
• Approved Brister’s request to change the next board meeting to Jan. 22 due to the Martin Luther King holiday. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the Lincoln County School District offices at 233 E. Monticello St.