The Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board has approved  reconfigured grade levels at Claudine Brown and East elementary schools, starting with the next school year.   

The board voted for the changes during a special meeting Wednesday.

Brown Elementary will serve students from pre-kindergarten through second grade.

East Elementary will serve students from third grade to fifth grade.

Currently, Brown serves students from kindergarten through fourth grade, and East serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Board member Randy Clark asked Dr. Mary Brown, superintendent, “Do you have a sense of the percentage of population that lives closer to Claudine Brown as opposed to East?”

He said some parents may be uncomfortable sending their younger students farther away for school.

Brown said during meetings earlier this month with parents, faculty and staff, parents were receptive to young kids being put together.

Brown also said the district will add three more pre-K classes — two at Claudine Brown Elementary and one at Leflore Elementary.  

Leflore Elementary’s grade configuration will remain the same — kindergarten through sixth grade.

In other business:

• The board approved the job descriptions for two positions: chief of vocational education and student support specialist.

• Accepted a $49,993 bid from Venture Technologies to provide  hosted voice services (telephone system) for the school district.

The Greenwood and Leflore County school districts will consolidate July 1.

Contact Gerard Edic at 581-7239 or gedic@gwcommonwealth.com.

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