The Jones County School District was recently honored as a Mississippi School Boards Association Lighthouse Lantern Award recipient. This award recognizes Jones County School District as one of 27 school districts in the state to have an overall grade of “B”, with no schools rated below a “C”, based on state accountability standards.
The MSBA Lighthouse School Leader Awards Program was established by the Mississippi School Board Association at the beginning of the 2003-04 school year in recognition of the unsung efforts of school districts to meet more rigorous state and federal accountability standards. This is the third year Jones County School District has received The Lighthouse School Leader Award.
Last month Mr. Dan Ashley, School Board Member, and Mr. Tommy Parker, Superintendent, attended the annual Lighthouse School Leader Awards Luncheon to proudly accept this award.