Residents of Biloxi will have a chance to list the qualities they want to see in the new superintendent of Biloxi Public Schools during a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Biloxi Junior High School auditorium.
The meeting will be conducted by the Mississippi School Boards Association, a firm that the Biloxi school board has tapped to help in the search for a superintendent to replace Dr. Paul A. Tisdale, who is retiring at the end of the current school year.
The state association, which has helped school districts throughout Mississippi successfully locate and hire superintendents, plans to meet with school administrators, teachers and other staff during the day on Feb. 8.
The Biloxi School Board hopes to have a new superintendent in place in May.
More on the search: For background on the issue and to learn more about the search, click here.
News and notes
Best in state: The Biloxi High School culinary competitors have been named the best in the state. To see a WLOX story about the teams preparing for the competition,
Snakes alive: Actually, it was Science Alive, and it was not snakes, but a snake, along with a chinchilla and a host of other critters. To see photos from the visit to the first-grade classes at Popp's Ferry Elementary School, click here.
Cabaret competition: Biloxi High School Show Choir "Cabaret" will be going to competition on Feb. 26. The Purvis Invitational will be holding its third annual competition.