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Superintendent Carlock pays tribute to Brookhaven Board of Directors

In honor of School Board Member Appreciation Month, Superintendent Ray Carlock read a proclamation of gratitude to the Brookhaven Board of Directors at the district’s Tuesday night meeting.

Carlock thanked the board for their dedication to student welfare and public education, and each board member received a congratulatory gift bag.

“We really appreciate all that each one of you do and all that you have to put up with. We are proud to have you here, and we thank you very much for your service,” he said.

Special attention was given to Board Chairman Pat Lowery for his five years of service to the Brookhaven School District. He recently announced his retirement from the board, and Carlock took a moment to applaud him for his commitment to the city school system.

As part of his recognition, the district provided Lowery with an honorary five-year pin. Rob Massengil was recnetly appointed to fill Lowery’s seat by Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox.

The board endorsed the 2018-19 school calendar, which is standard practice during the spring semester, and they agreed to transfer obsolete district property to the Mississippi Department of Surplus for public auction.

At the end of the meeting, principals Danny Rushing of Mamie Martin Elementary, Shelley Riley of Brookhaven Elementary and Patrick Hardy of Alexander Junior High presented their annual health and wellness plans to the board. The proposals were quickly approved without alteration. Lowery indicated that the plans were similar to the ones from the previous academic year.