Princeton School District

The news that the state Legislature could partially reimburse school districts with new-found surplus money is being received with reserve by the Princeton School Board. Princeton Superintendent Rick Lahn briefly talked about it at the March 13 school board meeting. When the state was having difficulty last summer dealing with a projected big deficit, part [...]

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Princeton High School senior Tom Crawford had a question for the Princeton School Board on March 13 that led into the topic of the school board and Princeton Education Association (PEA) union being at odds over settling on a new teacher contract. Crawford, during the board meeting’s public forum, asked the board if it had [...]

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The Princeton School District has in hand an invitation to join a new Mississippi 10 athletic conference in 2013-14 and it’s an invitation really worth studying. That was the word from Princeton High School Activities Director Darrin Laabs as he briefed Princeton School Board members on the proposal on Tuesday, Feb. 28. “It’s better for [...]

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By Joel Stottrup The conflict that recently developed between the city of Princeton and the local school district and softball association over the charging of fees for the use of softball fields at Mark Park has dissipated. The city council has agreed to negotiate a new agreement on the use of the softball fields. The [...]

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When the school board granted itself a $100 per month raise on Jan. 10, it appears the board didn’t have the authority to do so under current school district policy. So the board took action to change that. School board salaries are set through school district policy. Because of that, the school board cannot vote [...]

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A conflict has arisen over whether the city of Princeton should charge the school district to use any of the athletic facilities at Mark Park. Superintendent Rick Lahn told the city council last Thursday that he didn’t think the city should do that. He emphasized that the district has spent more than $216,000 on improvements [...]

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