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Latest Coronavirus information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is here.

Latest Coronavirus Information from the Mississippi State Department of Health is here.

Latest Coronavirus information from Neshoba General is here.

Economic Impact Payment Information Center from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is here.

 

Mississippi Business Emergency Operations Center (MSBEOC) will serve as a way for businesses that would like to contribute to the fight of COVID-19 or any natural disaster to register with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is here.

Paycheck Protection Program – www.sba.gov

The application may be found here.

 

MS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

 The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is allowing claims for benefits to be filed online. This is the link for registration with MDES here.

Union Public School District Registration

Registration for NEW students in grades K-12 will be July 22 from 7:00-3:00 & July 28 from 12:00-7:00 at UHS.

Please bring the following:

  • New Student Registration Packet (available at school offices or on registration days)

  • 2 proofs of residency (One proof must show Section, Township, and Range)

  • Copy of Birth Certificate

  • Copy of Immunization Record (Immunization Form 121)

  • Copy of Social Security Card

  • Copy of last report card from previous school

  • High school students must provide a copy of their transcript showing previous credits earned

Neshoba Central Elementary School 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

The Neshoba County School District’s Preliminary Online Kindergarten Registration is open.  To attend kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020.  A future date will be scheduled to collect mandatory documents needed to complete and finalize registration if they are not uploaded on this form. *In order to complete online registration, a Google account is required.

Neshoba County School District

Neshoba County Schools reminds parents that student Registration is still open!

ALL returning students must register for the 20-21 school year. You can do this through your Active Parent account. If you need help, please call your child’s school. ALL new students may come to the school between 9am - 2pm each day.

 

Neshoba County School Board

The Neshoba County School Board will hold a Public Budget Hearing on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11 a.m. on the District’s 2020-2021 Operating Budget. The hearing will be held in the Neshoba County School District's board room.

Neshoba County Extension Service

The Neshoba County Farmers Market that is located behind the farm Bureau Building on 704 East main Street. They will be open each Tuesday & Thursday from 6 to 8 am & every Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon till August. For more information contact the Extension Service at 601-656-4602

June 3, 2020

 

2020 Neshoba County Fair Cancellation Announcement

 

 

 

Concern for the safety and health of our valued Neshoba County Fair patrons due to the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the Board of the Directors of the Neshoba County Fair Association to cancel the 2020 edition of Mississippi’s Giant HouseParty.

 

This decision was made with a tremendous amount of thought, discussion and consideration.  Consultations with the Mississippi Department of Health, other healthcare entities and individuals in the healthcare professions have been ongoing from the onset of the pandemic.  The directions from these professionals on guidelines that have been set forth by the Centers for Disease Control that could safely and effectively be followed have been heavily deliberated.

 

Equipped with that information, the determination was made that these guidelines could not be followed in a safe and healthy manner within the environment and elements of the Fair.  For these reasons, the unfortunate decision has been made to cancel the Fair with no plans to reschedule in 2020. 

 

Cabin construction and maintenance may continue.  The gates will open at 6am and close at 7pm each day effective Friday, June 5, 2020.  The racetrack, pavilion and other Neshoba County Fair Association facilities will be closed effective immediately.

 

Utilities will remain disconnected to the cabin and camper areas.  RV and camper patrons whose utility fees have been paid will have their payment rolled over to cover the 2021 event or a refund can be requested through the Fair office. 

 

We thank you for your continued support of The Neshoba County Fair and look forward to our times together in the future.

 

The Neshoba County Fair Board of Directors

Neshoba County Board of Supervisors

NOTICE OF OPEN BOARD MEETINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meetings for the months of July, August and September 2020 as follows:

        Monday       July 6, 2020                  9:00 AM

       Monday        July 20, 2020                9:00 AM

        Monday       August 3, 2020              9:00 AM

       Monday        August 10, 2020            9:00 AM

       Monday        August 17, 2020            9:00 AM

       Monday        August 24, 2020            9:00 AM

       Tuesday       September 8, 2020         9:00 AM

        Monday       September 14, 2020       9:00 AM

       Monday        September 21, 2020       9:00 AM

All Board Meetings are held at the Neshoba County Courthouse in the Board of Supervisors meeting room.  Any special meetings will be posted on the Neshoba County Courthouse bulletin board and published on the Neshoba County website at www.neshobacounty.net at least five (5) days prior to the meeting.            

GUY NOWELL, CLERK OF THE BOARD

Neshoba County School District Return to School Plan

Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that we will be starting back to school as normal on August 5! Our staff is ready to have our students with us again and to provide a great education!

While crafting the return to school plan for the NCSD, our administrative team has collaborated with medical professionals, other Mississippi districts, state and nation-wide Zoom meetings. Research from the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) are continually monitored for the latest research on return to school practices. We also met with our teacher advisory and parent advisory committees on this plan.  Listed below is the link from the AAP on the latest research. The research and evidence are clear that a traditional return to school is best for our students, staff, and community.

https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/#.XvqifmDQ-qU.twitter

While we understand some people may not agree with the plan, we ask that you are positive with your children returning to school. Our goal is to provide a high-quality education to our students without major changes to the learning environment but at the same time keep our students and staff as safe as possible. If you have any questions, PLEASE EMAIL THIS ADDRESS Neshobaquestions@neshobacentral.com and we will create a video with the answers to your questions. Please submit these questions by Wednesday, July 8.

The NCSD has had great success with our safety protocols this summer with extra-curricular activities. We are also continuing with a summer program in July in which we will use these same protocols.  We will release a school produced video on what our safety protocols will look like during the week of July 6.

Transportation

Bus Riders- Students are encouraged to wear a mask on the bus. Students will use hand sanitizer as they enter the bus.  Parents are encouraged to bring their child to school to reduce the number of students on the bus, if possible. Each bus will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant.

Car Riders- Students will hand sanitize as they exit the car.

Classrooms

The classrooms will be distanced to the best extent.  All students will use hand sanitizer upon entry to the classroom. Please send a mask to school with your child in case social distancing is not possible. You may have your child wear a mask all day if you would like to do so. Masks must be appropriate for school. Each classroom will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant.  We will continue to have recess and PE outside as well as other electives.

Cafeteria

For a period of time, we will have “grab and go” meals for our students instead of being gathered in the cafeteria. Staff may elect to take their students outside or eat in the classroom.

Nurse’s Station/Neshoba General Clinic

Students and staff will wear a mask to enter.

NCSD Sanitation Protocols

All buildings and buses will be “fogged” each day to sanitize all areas. All rooms and buses will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant. Standard cleaning will continue.

Staff

All staff will have temperature checked as they enter. Staff will have access to masks, clear masks, and gloves. Cafeteria staff will wear masks. All staff are encouraged to wear a mask in situations where social distancing is not possible.

Technology

Technology will be sanitized after usage.

Check in/out

Anyone entering the building to sign in/out will be required to use hand sanitizer. We strongly encourage the use of masks.

Sick Students

Sick students will be quarantined with a mask, the parent will be contacted and the child taken to the car for sign out.

·       *  This plan is subject to adjustment based on health factors and any order of the governor. We have been cleared to return to school and our students need the outstanding instruction that our staff provides. Students must be in this traditional setting in order to participate in extra-curricular activities and for eligibility for any academic awards. Any request to not attend school in a traditional setting will be assessed on a case-by-case basis with requirements and required documentation.

Neshoba County School District

finalizes plans for opening new school year

The Neshoba County School District has finalized plans for the opening of the 2020-21 school year, following weeks of planning to help ensure a healthy environment for students and staff in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which shuttered its campus in March.

School officials have worked closely with their Parent and Teacher Advisory Boards over the past several weeks as well as with the Mississippi Department of Health, the American Association of Pediatrics, local doctors, attorneys and the Mississippi Department of Education, which provided guidelines for school districts statewide.

“We are planning to go back traditionally on Aug. 5 but with precautions,” Superintendent of Education Lundy Brantley said.

Parents will be urged to send their students to school with their own masks to wear on buses and in buildings while masks, shields and silver-infused gloves will be made available for all administrators, teachers and other staff members.

The gloves basically neutralize bacteria, Brantley said.

“We are giving our staff autonomy but we are giving them what they need to be safe,” he said.

Masks will be required for any student, teacher or other staff member when being treated inside the school clinics or Neshoba General’s clinic on campus.

Students will sanitize hands as they get on buses and as they exit vehicles in the mornings. They will sanitize again before they enter a classroom or other facility on campus.

The Neshoba School District has purchased 17 fogger machines which disperse chemicals to disinfect all classrooms, athletic, band and other extra-curricular facilities as well as offices, etc.

“The janitorial staff will work in split shifts, with one group working from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” Brantley said. “As soon as everyone vacates the buildings, they will go through and disinfect basically sealing off the buildings. The foggers will be also used each day to disinfect buses.”

The goal of the district’s new sanitation protocol is to encapsulate the buildings and buses each day to ready them for re-entry the next morning.

 “We will also limit outside people from entering the buildings as much as possible and require them to wear masks,” Brantley said.

Every Neshoba Central classroom and bus will have school-supplied spray hand sanitizer and disinfectant.

School cafeterias, equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfectant, will open on the first day of school, though officials plan to start the year off with grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, like biscuits and sandwiches, for a period of time. 

“Students will eat in a classroom,” Brantley said, noting that teachers will have the option of taking the students outside for lunch.

Plexi-glass is being added in all the offices with a notch at the bottom, similar to what convenience stores are doing, he said.

Teachers will be given school-supplied rubbing alcohol which will be used to clean computer keyboards after every use.

“We are hoping a lot of these measures will bring a reduction in flu cases in the district as well,” Brantley said.

Students can expect to have physical education as well as recess when they return in August.

“We are going to try to keep them somewhat distanced but outside fresh air is a huge, positive component. We will find a way to do it smartly,” Brantley said.

2020 Annual Sales Tax Holiday

The 2020 State of Mississippi’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday takes place between 12:01 A.M. Friday, July 31, 2020 and 12:00 Midnight Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Union Public School District

The Union Public School District will hold a public hearing on the district’s proposed 20-21 school budget. The public hearing will be held Monday, August 3rd at 6 PM at the Union Public School District Central Office.

Neshoba County Fair Announcement for 2021 Fair

The Neshoba County Fair is pleased to announce that Trace Adkins will appear at the 2021 Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday, July 28, 2021!

With the cancellation of the 2020 Fair, we are excited to have his commitment to play and look forward to his return to the Neshoba County Fair.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) has announced that anybody seeking to enter one of Mississippi’s driver license offices must wear a mask.

The mandate will go into effect on Monday, July 13 and was put into place due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

“We have to be diligent in our efforts to limit transmission of the virus,” recently-confirmed DPS Commissioner Sean Tindell said. “We also feel it is imperative to require a facemask be worn by all patrons and personnel inside driver license offices to accomplish that goal.”

Each location will continue to follow a daily schedule based on the first letter of customers’ last names.

  • Monday: A-E

  • Tuesday: F-L

  • Wednesday: Firearm Permits, Security Guard Permits, Renewals, & Duplicates

  • Thursday: M-S

  • Friday: T-Z

Prior to this announcement, DPS was highly encouraging customers to wear masks.