Tupelo schools assign team to help THS improve academics, discipline

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – A group of district leaders will be assigned to Tupelo High School for the remainder of the school year to help the school with academic and discipline concerns.
Assistant Superintendent Fred Hill will lead the new team and will be at the school full time for five days a week. Chief Operating Officer Billy Crews will also spend several days a week at the school to study discipline problems and potential fixes.
The school will hire two new school security officers to help improve discipline and safety. The group will also include four district leaders who will help teachers in each of the core subject areas and three members of the school improvement department who will help teachers better incorporate technology.
“We have two focuses with the team,” Hill said. “It is to address the academic improvement that is needed at the high school and to address the discipline problem that has been identified at the high school.”
Read Thursday’s Daily Journal for more information.