One Washington County school district will be recognized for its most recent successes in academic achievement.
The Western Line School District (WLSD), in its continuing “Commitment to Excellence in Education,” is getting in gear for the 48th annual Mississippi School Board Conference.
During this conference, which begins on Monday in Jackson, WLSD will be recognized and awarded for its performance in academic excellence for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
The district will be receiving two prestigious awards — the Torch Award and the Lantern Award.
“The Torch Award is given to Mississippi school districts that are considered ‘Successful Districts,’ having at least one ‘B’ rated school and 90% or more students receive free/reduced lunch,” the press release stated.
The Lantern Award is awarded to those districts who achieved a “B” rating.
Because of the district’s accomplishment of achieving a B rating last year, District Superintendent Lawrence Hudson has been tapped to host a session during the conference entitled, “Success is Intentional, So is Failure.”
During the conference, Hudson will explain how strategic planning was the driving force behind achieving a “B” rating.
“He will expound on how the district became more goal oriented and focused more on students’ data to achieve success,” according to the press release.