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Homeland Security Helps Schools Prevent Violence, Raise Awareness

Staff reports The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is drafting a guide to help schools and law enforcement create Targeted Violence Prevention Plans in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. “These plans outline procedures for schools on how to create multidisciplinary threat assessment…

Local Schools See ‘Chronic’ Student Absences

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Chronic student absenteeism rates for the Corinth and Alcorn school districts were released Monday. The Alcorn School District had a chronic student absenteeism rate of 14.5 percent, and the Corinth School District’s rate was 13.4 percent, the Mississippi Department of Education said. The…

Prayer Walk for City, County Schools Saturday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The annual prayer walk for Alcorn County and Corinth schools will be on Saturday at each school from 9-11 a.m. People do not have to be there right at 9 a.m. and can come and go as they please during the prayer walk.…

Rep. Carpenter Takes On School Funding Issues

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor State Rep. Lester Carpenter, R-Burnsville, said he will work on a bill this legislative session dealing with the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula. “As we work our way through the session there will be several bills filed concerning this matter,” Carpenter told…