302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470

Poplarville School District Receives Beacon Award

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Carl Merritt Superintendent of Schools, Konya Miller, Assistant Superintendent, Sam Sandifer, Chief Financial Officer, Shannon Anderson, Special Populations Director, and Stephen Seal, Technology Coordinator traveled to Jackson to receive the Mississippi School Board Association’s Beacon Award for excellence.

The Beacon Award is given to “A” school districts each year who have earned an “A” grade as a district with no school being less than a “C.” This is the first time Poplarville School District has received the Beacon award. The district was one of only 13 school districts across the state to receive this award.

“All the teachers, staff, students, and the Poplarville community share in this great achievement. This is a special award for a special district,” said Merritt.

Receiving PSD Beacon Award



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The Poplarville School District offers educational/vocational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with the requirements of the following federal civil rights legislation: Title VI, Title IX, the Vocational Amendments of 1976 and 1979, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act. Further, the Poplarville School District offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, or disability. The district’s contact coordinator for compliance with these requirements is Stachia Peterson, Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470, Phone (601) 795-6153.

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