Duck Hill may lose school

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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