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Walthall County school officials downsizing Dexter for K-6 grades, high school closed


TYLERTOWN, Mississippi — The Walthall County School District is restructuring the Dexter Attendance Center, currently serving students in grades K-12.

The school will be reorganized as a K-6 school for the 2015-16 school year. Students in the 7th-12th grades will attend other district schools.

Schools Superintendent Cynthia Magee tells the Enterprise-Journal (http://bit.ly/1Gp4DvF ) the closing was due to a declining enrollment and a drop in per-pupil funding from the state, which is based on students' average daily attendance.

Magee says in grades 7 through 12 will have the option to attend Tylertown High School or Salem Attendance Center.

Magee says no one on Dexter's staff will lose a job as a result of the downsizing. They will likely be sent to work at the district's other campuses in Tylertown and Salem.

Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com

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