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