District Offices District


Welcome to the District Offices of Poplarville School District.
Our address is 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470.
You can reach us at (voice) (601) 795-8477 or (fax) (601) 795-0712.

Superintendent of Schools:  Carl Merritt

Federal Programs Director and Director of Curriculum:  Konya Miller
Special Services Director:  Shannon Anderson
Technology Coordinator and Student Data:  Stephen Seal
Director of Finance: Samantha Sandifer

Transportation Director:  Ed Sternod
Maintenance Director:  Gene Stevens
Food Services Director:  Gwen Seal


School Board Members:
Samuel Gentry, Lisa Graves, Violine Jordan, Shirline Magee, Tommy Strahan




Poplarville Schools Hosts Back to School Convocation for All Employees

Faculty and staff from the Poplarville School District spent Monday gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year.  Larry Bell, a motivational speaker from Multicultural American Inc., entertained the audience as he presented The Power of a Teacher Through “High Expectations.”   Employees spent the morning singing, chanting, and moving as they learned how to inspire all students.

Big Shout Out of Thanks

Mr. Ed would like a big shout out put on the website to all that contributed donations to our friends in Louisiana who are suffering from the floods.  Between Pearl River Central and Poplarville schools a bus was stuffed full with donations and delivered to the flood victims.
Thanks to all.

Opportunity to Help Flood Victims

Pearl River Central is making a bus available to carry donated supplies for the flood victims in the Baton Rouge area. The Poplarville community will be collecting donated items for this cause. Please bring items to the Poplarville School District bus barn by Wednesday 4:00 pm and we will bring the items to the PRC bus. 

Annual FERPA Directory Notice


According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), directory information about students may be released by the Poplarville School District without parental consent, provided annual notification has been given and the school does not have on file written denial to release directory information.

The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Poplarville School District to celebrate the accomplishments of its students by sharing information with the community. To do this, the District may submit press releases to the local media (newspapers, radio, television, online news blogs) that include student directory information, such as names, grade levels, information related to student accomplishments, photographs and video recordings. In addition, we may choose to display such information at various school functions, post information on the District website and media channels, and/or publish information in District-sponsored publications.

Poplarville School District has designated the following information as directory information:

  • Student’s name, address, parent’s telephone listing

  • Photographs and videos used for informational or news-related purposes of a student participating in school or school-sponsored activities that have appeared in school publications including, but not limited to, both printed and digital media.

  • Information in relation to officially recognized activities and sports

  • Grade level

  • Degrees, honors and awards received

  • Dates of attendance

Examples of District-sponsored publications and videos include:

  • A playbill or program, showing your student’s role in a theatre production, musical performance or other Poplarville School District event;

  • The annual yearbook;

  • District/School websites

  • Honor roll, scholarships, awards or other recognition lists;

  • Informational videos

  • Graduation programs; and

  • Sports activity sheets or athletic team rosters

Directory information will also be made available to qualified agencies upon request. Qualified agencies include, but are not limited to colleges and universities, scholarship providers, trade/technical schools, and potential employers. Federal No Child Left Behind legislation requires Poplarville School District to provide all branches of the military with three directory information categories for students – names, addresses, and telephone listings – unless parents/ guardians (or students 18 years of age or older) have advised the school that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without prior written consent. Parents/guardians have the right to have directory information withheld upon written request.

Any student information beyond that in directory information described above will only be distributed based on applicable FERPA rules and guidelines (34 CFR § 99.31).

To review all FERPA guidelines, visit this link: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Parents' Right-To-Know

In accordance with the ESEA, Section 1111 (h)(6) PARENTS' RIGHT-TO-KNOW, you have the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers. The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers shall include the following:
  • If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
  • If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which the state qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;
  • The teacher's baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline;
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications
In addition to the above information you will be notified if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your student's school principal or the federal programs coordinator.

Friendly Registration Reminder

Before any student will be assigned to a class or given a schedule for the 2016‐2017 school year in the Poplarville School District, the student’s parent or legal guardian must verify residency.  If you have not had to opportunity to complete this process, please call your child's school to make arrangements to register and verify residency.  
Registration forms and residency requirements can be accessed at www.poplarvilleschools.org .
We hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer!  We look forward to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. 

Position Announcement for CTE Counselor

Applications are being accepted for the position of Career & Technical Education Counselor

CTE Counselors must hold a current and valid Mississippi Educator License with endorsement #436-Guidance endorsement, to acquire the Career and Technical endorsement #314

Applicants with questions should contact Dr. Marlene Cole, CTE Director, at 601-795-8343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications taken through July 15, 2016

2015-2016 OUTSTANDING BEHAVIOR on Bus #48

Front row: Kylea R, Madisyn B, Mia D, Leah M, Seth M
Back row: Asia P, Adrian R, Brandi T, Alexis W, Barbara S
Front row: Kylea Rogillio, Madisyn Bridgers, Mia Ditcharo, Leah Melton, Seth Melton
Back row: Asia Peters, Adrian Reid, Brandi TerHark, Alexis Wright, Barbara Smith

PLE Position Announcement

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the position of Music Teacher Poplarville Lower Elementary. Applications will be received at the central office. Applications may be downloaded at www.poplarvilleschools.org. Applicants with questions should contact Mrs. Diane Herndon, Principal, at 601-795-4736 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin,Age,or Handicap.



Project Review

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in the Poplarville School District -Special Services Office located at 302 South Julia Street to review the 2016-2017 IDEA, Part B and Preschool project application.  Call Shannon Anderson at 601-795-6153 for more information.