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  • Celeste Smith

Meridian Community Members Propose Partnership With MPSD For Student Learning

In Meridian, the Meridian NAACP and First Union Baptist Church announced a plan, hoping to develop a partnership with the Meridian Public-School District and community churches to help meet the educational needs of students in the fall as COVID-19 presents new challenges for schools.

Promoting an educational format of half-day traditional in-class learning and a half-day of virtual learning to continue student’s education, coordinator Randle Jennings shared that the plan’s initiative “STEAM” promotes learning with spirituality, technology, education/entrepreneurship, athletics/art and mentorship. hoping to assist in educating students, and helping to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19, coordinators are asking for local churches to support their initiative.

“We have no idea what plan has been put in place as of yet, but we’re here to try and help our school superintendent to try to work these things out, so we can all be on the same page and we can all help our children, because our children are our focus”, said Milton Johnson, Associate Pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

This plan was presented before the Meridian Public-School District last Thursday, and coordinators of the plan have not received a response from the district regarding the initiative.

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