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Two New Principals Named in Kossuth Schools

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There will be two new principals in the Alcorn School District when school starts back. Sam Roberts will be the new Kossuth High School principal, and Alex Bondurant will be the new Kossuth Middle School principal, Superintendent Larry Mitchell said Monday. Roberts was…

KHS Principal Expected to Be Reassigned

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The process is under way to move Kossuth High School Principal Travis Smith into a new position in the Alcorn School District. Smith has been principal for three years at KHS, and the plan is to move him into the position of curriculum…

Corinth, Alcorn Pre-K Students Score Among Top on Readiness Assessment

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth and Alcorn School District officials are pleased with how well children performed on a spring assessment that tested whether students are ready for kindergarten. Corinth and Alcorn County pre-K students were part of a group of schools that ranked second for kindergarten…

Alcorn Superintendent Quiet on Whether Official Will Continue to Work for District

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is unclear if an Alcorn School District official who has overseen maintenance issues will return for the upcoming year. Gary Johnson has been heavily involved with school district repairs and upgrades. But Superintendent Larry Mitchell did not respond to questions Wednesday regarding…

‘Rumors’ Over Biggersville School Closure Addressed by Alcorn Superintendent

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Questions and concerns are circulating over whether the Biggersville school will be closed. Someone asked Corinth Today to check on whether there would be a vote to close Biggersville school on May 8. Corinth Today asked Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell whether…

Board Member’s Proposal to Possibly Save $100,000 for Alcorn School District Rejected

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The amount of money that part-time teachers in the Alcorn School District make was discussed at a special board meeting Thursday night. School Board member Ann Little wanted to hold off on rehiring part-time teachers to give the board more time to examine…

Kossuth Sees Increased Pre-K Registration, Additional Class Expected to Be Added

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Prekindergarten enrollment is up in the Alcorn School District, which pleases Superintendent Larry Mitchell. The initial registration for pre-K next year in the district saw an increase at Kossuth Elementary with about 58 children signing up. That is up from about 40 children…

Christian Academy’s Lease of Rienzi School ‘Voided’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A lease to allow Pathway Christian Academy to locate in the former Rienzi Elementary School was “voided” Friday morning, Mayor Walter Williams said. When the school district transferred the former school property to the town of Rienzi, there was an agreement that the…

Corinth, Alcorn School Districts Score Above State Average on Kindergarten Assessment

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local early learning group scored above the state average on a prekindergarten assessment in the fall. The Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative had an average score of 432 on the assessment, which gauges whether children are ready for kindergarten. The average score for…

Three New Alcorn School Board Members Sworn In Monday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Three new Alcorn School Board members were sworn into office Monday night. School board attorney Arch Bullard administered the oath of office to Ricky Fields of District 1; Ann Little, District 2; and Daniel Cooper, District 1, at the school board meeting at…

Building Repairs Move Forward in Alcorn School District

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Biggersville High School band hall is well underway to being repaired after a sewer backup caused damage last month. Superintendent Larry Mitchell told the school board Monday that the building should be in “really good shape” once the work is done. Mitchell…

Alcorn School District Approves New Diploma Options

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District seniors who have trouble passing state tests now have a new option to move forward in their education. On Monday, the Alcorn School Board approved a new online program that seniors can take to earn a diploma. “We think this…

Cleanup Underway After Sewage Backup at Biggersville Band Hall

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Biggersville band hall suffered a sewer back flow this month, and efforts are moving forward to correct the situation, the superintendent said. “We’re going to do everything we can to make certain that it’s safe for kids,” said Superintendent Larry Mitchell. He…

Alcorn School District Making Progress on Roof Repairs

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School District is moving forward on replacing some outdated roofs. But even with the latest repairs there is still much more work to be done, said Superintendent Larry Mitchell. The school board recently approved the low bid of $107,900 to make…

Alcorn School District Student Transfer Policy Is Under Review

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said he wants to reduce student transfers out of the district in order to retain state funding. He has proposed replacing the existing student transfer policy with a new regulation that could tighten down on parents’ ability to…

Superintendent Wants to Limit the Number of Students Who Can Leave the District

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said he wants to “stop the bleeding” in terms of the number of children leaving the school district. “So I think we need to have a policy that limits the number of kids that leave our district,”…

Parents Keep Up Fight to Save Glendale, Rienzi Schools

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor Parents who are upset with the Alcorn County School Board’s recent decision to close two schools have not given up their fight. They are circulating petitions to ask the school board to reconsider the decision to close Glendale and Rienzi Elementary schools, said…

Woman Alleges Poor Special Education Conditions Went Unaddressed for Months

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Rienzi woman said she has filed a complaint with Alcorn County School District officials about the conditions of a facility that she said was used for special education. The woman, Mary McNair, said she alerted officials about poor conditions at the special…

Sadness Expressed Over Closings of Glendale, Rienzi Schools

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Many were in tears after the Alcorn County School Board on Monday night voted 3-2 to close two elementary schools at the end of the school year. Closing Glendale and Rienzi elementary schools and merging them with other schools could save the district…

Woman Proposes Closing Three County High Schools, Building One Large One

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local woman Thursday night proposed closing Kossuth, Biggersville and Alcorn Central high schools and building one large high school where those students would go. “This would replace all those high schools,” the woman, Jodie Fiveash, told Corinth Today after an Alcorn County…

Finances and Emotions Conflict With Possible School Closures, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A battle between the Alcorn County School District administration and parents who want to save their community schools took center stage Monday night. On one side of the issue are parents who say their children thrive in the Glendale and Rienzi schools, but…

Board Authorizes Superintendent to Investigate Possible Closure of Glendale, Rienzi Schools

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County School Board on Monday night voted to authorize Superintendent Larry Mitchell to investigate the possibility of closing the Glendale and Rienzi elementary schools and merging them with other schools within the district. The board faced a packed room of residents,…