New district leader adjusts to position

Published 10:26 am Tuesday, February 2, 2016

With the completion of his first month in office, Lincoln County School District Superintendent Mickey Myers said January has been a learning experience for him.

“I feel good about where we’re at and where we’re going,” he said.

He has visited each of the campuses and learned what each of their needs are. He has contacted the appropriate supervisors for their help with some erosion and bush hogging concerns. He said Enterprise has some roof leaks that need to be addressed, and West Lincoln has maximized its classroom space. With enrollment significantly up at all of the schools the past several years, Myers said adding classroom space will need to be evaluated soon.

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Myers said they are also participating in a bus camera trial program that is no cost to the county. Through the program, they will evaluate the costs and benefits to decide if cameras will be added on buses district-wide.

In other business at Monday’s school board meeting:

• The board approved a request from Howard Stogner, of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, and Lance Smith Logging to post a $10,000 performance bond for the two timber sales contracts he had. The board stipulated he could only post a $10,000 bond if he completed one contract before beginning the second.

• The board approved a three-year audit contract with Lowery, Payn, & Leggett. Business Manager Cheryl Shelby said the company has done the county’s audits in the past, and they were $1,000 less than the closest bid.

• The board approved the sole-source request to purchase test prep booklets from Triumph Learning LLC.

• The board approved to move the next board meeting to Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. due to a holiday.