Mississippi's First Lady, Deborah Bryant, stopped by our J. E. Johnson Elementary as a part of her education initiative "Read Across Mississippi". She read a book to a third grade class by Mississippi Author Bill Wilson entitled "The Fib: A Wordy Tale". Mrs. Bryant enjoyed her visit with us as she continues her goal of reading to students in all 82 counties in Mississippi.
Congratulations from the JDCSD faculty and staff to all our student athletes!
We are proud of all of our student atheletes that signed letters with their prospective schools. These students cannot go on to be successful in college without having proved to the coaches that they can do it in our classrooms! Success in the classroom, and success on the field - if you see them out in the community, give them a pat on the back for being great role models to the next generation of student atheletes!
NATCHEZ, Miss.- State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented the Jefferson Davis School District with the “Achievement in Accountability” certificate at the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents Winter Conference in Natchez on Monday.
The Jefferson Davis School District was recognized for their exemplary performance in capturing and reporting data in: student enrollment, student absentee reporting, truancy reporting, graduation, suspensions, historical postings, teacher endorsements, textbook distribution, property internal controls, vehicle marking, and school safety.
“I would like to congratulate the Jefferson Davis School District and their personnel,” State Auditor Stacey Pickering said. “Our reviews are designed to identify strengths and areas that need improvements and the Jefferson Davis School District serves as a model for all the districts we reviewed last year.”
The State Auditor’s Office is tasked with reviewing the accuracy and reliability of student and personnel information submitted by school districts to the Mississippi Department of Education through the Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS) in order to determine funding for local school districts.
During the 2012-2013 school year, the Performance Audit Division conducted audits at 46 school districts across Mississippi. Over a three-year period, they will perform these reviews at every school district in the state.
The Jefferson Davis School District was one of eight school districts to receive the award.
Superintendent Haynes recognized the Bassfield High Football team at last night's board meeting. The BHS Yellowjackets are the 2A State Champions, and will have several players earning college scholarships to play at the next level.
You can now have some control over what calls, e-mails, and texts you receive from Blackboard Connect. Using our Blackboard Connect Portal, you can create an account and associate it with your child in order to "opt-in" to any messages.
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Superintendent Ike Haynes feels misunderstood when it comes to his proposed plans for consolidating the public schools in Jeff Davis County.
At a special-called meeting of the School Board of Directors on Thursday, Haynes presented an architectural plan of a feasible consolidation alternative.
“I’ve heard that people are saying we can’t spend $60 million on new schools when our tax base is only $80 million,” said Haynes. “That dollar amount was if we build all new schools for K-12, which is not the plan.”
In March 2012, the consulting firm, Volkert, Inc. presented their finding from reviewing building conditions for the five campuses of the Jeff Davis County school system. Their estimation to build all new educational and sports facilities for all students would cost in the range of $60 million.
“I want the facts known,” said Haynes, “We will make the buildings currently on high school campuses K-8 sites and move high school students to a new school built in Carson.”
In the map below which depicts the area in Carson around the current Career Center, the district currently owns the land below the “Existing Property Line” and has plans to purchase the land located above that line and across Vo-Tech Road.
Haynes estimates the cost of building only the most necessary buildings for high school students would cost approximately $23 million. “We obviously won’t worry about a football field right away,” said Haynes.