The partnership between William Carey University’s School of Nursing and the Petal Senior and Veterans Center is a win-win, as nursing students will get valuable hands-on experience and seniors visiting the center get care and social interaction.
Those looking to beat the holiday shopping crowds and support their local economy have the opportunity to do both with the Friendly City’s annual Shop Petal First. The 16th annual event is sponsored by the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and will take place from Nov. 16 to 18.
While Petal School District faculty, staff and students are proud of their rating as number one in the state based on the results of Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model results, Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon said this is only one piece of the district’s story.
Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million.
The City of Petal Board of Aldermen voted to adopt an ordinance increasing the annual pay for the aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx at a regular meeting of the board on Tuesday. The ordinance will raise their salaries from $10,000 to $12,000 and $56,000 to $60,000, respectively.
Across the nation, school districts are experiencing a shortage of teachers as college students are shying away from pursuing a career in education and veteran educators are throwing up their hands and trying their luck elsewhere.