Board says OK to Bible study at Mamie Martin

Published 10:16 am Thursday, September 29, 2016

In a fast-paced meeting, the Brookhaven School Board completed its business in about 10 minutes Tuesday evening.

Most of the items approved at the meeting were taken as a group in the consent agenda. Of the 20 items on the consent agenda, only one was discussed. Board member Lucy Shell wanted more information about a request to approve an afterschool Child Evangelism Fellowship program at Mamie Martin Elementary School.

“I just want to know more about it,” Shell said to Brookhaven School District Superintendent Ray Carlock.

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Carlock explained that the program is an optional afterschool activity for students who want to learn more about the Christian faith.

“I actually did check that one out,” he said. “They’ve been doing it at Mamie Martin for a couple of years. They have a sponsor. The parents sign a form if the students want to go, and they do Bible drills. They learn scripture.”

For more information about the program, parents can contact the school at 601-833-0007.

Other items approved on the consent agenda included:

• A list of personnel recommendations.

• Student transfers.

• The 2016-2017 district test security plan.

• Multiple fundraisers for various groups at multiple schools.

• Second readings for public participation, and board meetings and emergency closings.

• Amendment of the 2015-2016 budget to reflect the actual numbers after year-end.

In addition to the consent agenda, the board approved Keith Lewis’ bid of $2,020 every year for five years for a hunting and fishing lease of 202 acres in Section 16, Township 7N, Range 8E, Lincoln County.

Th board also approved the July and August 2016 financial reports and the claims docket.

The next regular Brookhaven School Board meeting will be Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.