FCSD awards $311K project for lighting at six schools


Stewart Development, LLC of Hattiesburg was awarded a contract to improve lighting at campuses throughout the Forrest County School District during its board of directors meeting Oct. 10.

The $311,000 project will feature retrofitting with new LED lighting or complete replacement of fixtures at the district’s six schools, including in hallways and classrooms, said FCSD Superintendent Brian Freeman.

The board also approved the Entegrity Partners Contract, based on an approximately $200,000 grant through the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, for a solar lighting project at North Forrest High School.

In other business:

• Multiple students from three of the district’s schools were recognized before the beginning of the board meeting for perfect scores on state subject assessment tests, including students from South Forrest Attendance Center, North Forrest High School and Earl Travillion Attendance Center. Two teachers, Anita Moffett of Earl Travillion and David Riddle of North Forrest High School, were also recognized for their efforts in leading their students to success on the tests.

Students and teachers from the district’s other three schools will be recognized at the next board meeting, Freeman said.  

“They (students) went through it (testing) and did a great job,” Freeman said. “And our teachers went above and beyond the call of duty to prepare them. There’s just a lot of great things happening in our district.”

*It was also announced at the board meeting that Clifford Pendarvis was re-appointed to the Forrest County Agricultural High School Board for the term 2020-2023.