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A letter to the editor: A pledge to our children

August 21, 2013

Parents for Public Schools of Starkville
Michelle Jones, president

Starkville Foundation for Public Education
Doug Bedsaul, president

Editor:

In 2013 the Mississippi Legislature enacted House Bill 716 which establishes the Starkville Consolidated School District, a county-wide municipal separate school district governing schools in Oktibbeha County effective July 1, 2015.

 As a result of this legislation, the residents of Oktibbeha County are now embarking on a new chapter in shouldering one of the greatest responsibilities of citizenship: educating our children. This landmark school consolidation effort will serve as an example for our state and will impact the ways public education is reformed and refined in communities across Mississippi for years to come. The greatest impact of these cooperative efforts, however, will be the direct impact in our own homes and streets — common threads like Rockhill, Montgomery, Pin Oak, and Craig Springs, woven deep in the fabric of this community.

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