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LC board to hire two new principals

Superintendent Mickey Myers told the Lincoln County school board Monday that the district will need to hire new principals at Bogue Chitto and West Lincoln attendance centers.

“The biggest job I have between now and the April 18 board meeting is to locate principals,” Myers said. “And I’ll be on it like a bloodhound. I think we have a wonderful situation in Lincoln County that will attract good individuals.”

Mickey Myers

Mickey Myers

Myers was the former principal at Bogue Chitto. He was elected superintendent in January. Jason Case is currently the principal at West Lincoln. He ran against Myers for the superintendent position. Myers did not discuss when Case was leaving or where he was going. Case is still listed as principal on the school district’s website.

Myers said that when attending state superintendent meetings, it is stressed that the superintendent’s biggest job is to hire principals. If you hire the right people so many of the problems can be eliminated, he said.

The board will review Myers’ principal recommendations at the April 18 board meeting.

In other board business:

• The board approved the donation of a new score board purchased and paid for by the Loyd Star Baseball Diamond Club.

• The board approved to advertise to accept bids for dust control, gas and diesel, oil, propane, pest control, waste management/trash bins, lawn care and the cleaning of the central office, child nutrition and transportation offices for the 2016-2017 school year.

• Myers recognized the Bogue Chitto lady basketball team for earning the state championship title. Mississippi House Rep. Vince Mangold is working to arrange a trip for the team to be recognized in front of the legislature.

• Myers said that in the near future each board member will meet with Ryan Holmes of Dungan Engineering to discuss the paving and updating needs of each school to develop a five- to 10-year plan.