|Decision could come Tuesday night|
|The Montgomery County School Board may vote tonight on whether to close the Duck Hill School at the end of the 2001-2002 school year.
According to the agenda set in Winona tonight at 5 p.m., the Montgomery County School Board will vote on closing the Duck Hill School after a report from Todd Ivey, Director of Financial Accountability, Mississippi Department of Education, who will give a general indication of the school district’s financial stability. “We’re beginning today to look at the numbers for the district,” Ivey said.
Although money is tight state-wide, Ivey said his office would not make specific recommendations on school closings. “As a rule of thumb, we recommend that districts maintain a balance of five percent of the general fund revenue in their school district Maintenance Account,” he said.
Other items scheduled for Tuesday’s meeting is a request to sell former Duck Hill High School property for use as a park; hiring of a secretary at Kilmichael Elementary; various school activities and fund-raisers; and an executive session to discuss personnel matters.
The school board meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Winona.
Duck Hill Aldermen
The Duck Hill Board of Aldermen will meet tonight at 6 p.m.. Town Engineer Joe Sutherland is expected to give the Board an update on the status of the gas line relocation project.
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