Families First offers services to LCSD

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Lincoln County School Board on Monday granted permission for Families First for Mississippi to provide services in the four county schools.

Families First seeks to “strengthen families by providing parenting education and support through seminars, workshops and consultations,” according to its website.

Terra Williams, who represents Amite, Pike, Walthall, Lincoln and Lawrence counties, said that Families First is a state-funded program that helps communities build stronger families. She said the more popular programs they offer include healing through loss, abstinence education and character education.

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Williams asked the board to give her permission to approach counselors at each school to see what they may need, which the board granted.

Assistant Superintendent Letha Presley said Families First can help fulfill some Title I requirements.

Williams said she will also be working throughout the area to promote the free services that are offered.

“It’s not just a school thing; it’s for the community,” she said.

In other business:

• The board approved to accept timber bids from Good Hope Inc. on two separate 16th section properties for $230,899 and $334,788.

• The board approved Presley’s overnight travel request to attend the Winter Mass Conference scheduled to be held in Jackson in January.

• The board approved to accept a check from Wal-Mart in the amount of $250 for volunteer hours worked by associate Phillip Gerald.

• The board approved for Bogue Chitto to collect money from the junior high and high school boys’ basketball players for basketball shoes.

• The board approved Kellee Smith and Anita Wilson permission for an overnight stay for the annual beta trip in Biloxi in January.