Baldwyn and Booneville schools will work together on vocational and advanced education initiatives.
Baldwyn School District has been named a District of Innovation by the Mississippi Department of Education. This elite status was awarded to the district after forming a partnership with Booneville School District for the “Building Bridges” program.
The “Building Bridges” program will enable students to access specialized courses in both districts. Baldwyn School District will provide students the opportunity to take career and technical courses and earn industry certification in industrial maintenance and/or furniture manufacturing. The classes will be located on the Baldwyn High School campus and taught by certified Baldwyn High School staff in the new vocational educational facility in which the construction process is underway.
Booneville School District will offer students the opportunity to take online Advanced Placement courses taught by Booneville High School teachers who have AP certfications.
“Working with Booneville allows our district to be creative and broaden educational opportunties for students,” Baldwyn Superintendent Jason McKay said.
“This partnership helps us work together to give our students the best chance to succeed.”
Booneville Superintendent Todd English added, “Our collaboration helps our schools use our strengths to benefit the students.”
District of Innovation statuses are awarded through an application process. During 2016 Corinth, Gulfport, and Vicksburg-Warren schools earned the status. During the February MDE board meeting, Grenada, Baldwyn, and Booneville schools were awarded the status. For more information, visit www.mde.k12.ms.us.