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Academic Education Office Academic Education 662-449-7155
Accreditation Lucy Hasselman 662-449-7196
Age to Start Kindergarten or 1st Grade Questions Joni Chalmers 662-449-7254
Background Check Information & Employee Badges Lisa Booth 662-449-7160
Board Members Beth Cross 662-449-7123
Business & Finance Business & Finance 662-449-7100
Career/Vocational Services Phillip Sublett 662-449-7286
Case21 Testing & Formative Assessment Michael Putnam 662-449-7259
Child Nutrition, Lunch Menus and Free & Reduced Information Child Nutrition 662-449-7267
Continuing Education Jo Cox 662-449-7151
Counselors, Accountability & Research Ryan Kuykendall 662-449-7178
DCS Website Issues Tina Streeter 662-449-7183
District Office Tech Support Russ Kicker 662-449-7167
ELL (English Language Learners) Dawn Davis 662-449-7248
Email Issues Jen Marshall 662-449-7297
Employee Personnel Issues Personnel 662-449-7135
Employee Self-Serve (Login Issues) Mae Richmond 662-449-7202
Employment Opportunites Employee Services 662-449-7202
English - High Schools April Holifield-Scott 662-449-7283
English/Reading - Elementary Schools Ashley Bynum or Dee Thompson 662-449-7155
English/Reading - Middle Schools Lindsey Jones 662-449-7184
Federal Programs Meredith Park 662-449-7255
Fixed Assets Sylvia Marlowe 662-449-7187
Gang Awareness Issues Marco Findley 662-449-7130
Gifted Program (Leadership & Development) Emily Nelson 662-449-7150
Graduation Requirements (individual schools) Jim Ferguson 662-449-7269
Health Services & Nurses Patsy Davis 662-449-7245
Homebound Placement Test Debbie Stafford 662-449-7247
Homebound Services Joni Chalmers 662-449-7254
Instructional Technology (Macbook airs, etc.) George Loper 662-449-7295
Insurance & Benefits Melanie Carnahan 662-449-7112
Intervention Services Academic Education 662-449-7155
Juvenile Detention Center & Homeless Information Barbara Haferkamp 662-449-7156
Legal Counsel & Board Attorney Keith Treadway 662-449-7289
Math - Elementary Schools Christy Ryan 662-449-7260
Math - High Schools Chereda Daugherty 662-449-7157
Math - Middle Schools Michelle Corbin 662-449-7203
Media Relations & Communications Katherine Nelson 662-449-7122
Online Testing Support Pete Hicks 662-449-7190
Parent Academic Concerns - Elementary Schools Jerry Darnell 662-449-7179
Parent Academic Concerns - High Schools Jim Ferguson 662-449-7269
Parent Academic Concerns - Middle Schools Jeff Gilder 662-449-7273
Parent Portal Melissa Green 662-449-7162
Payroll Issues Marsha Berryhill 662-449-7107
Plant Maintenance Jerry White 662-449-7117
Power Teacher & Power School Management Information Systems 662-449-7279
Pre-School Services Academic Education 662-449-7248
Pupil Services, Hearings & Discipline Marco Findley 662-449-7130
Purchasing Information Melissa Thomas 662-449-7227
Records & Transcript Information Vickie Bullock 662-449-7113
Registration Requirements (individual schools) Melissa Green 662-449-7162
Report Cards (K, 1st, and 2nd) Joni Chalmers 662-449-7254
Residency Information, School Transfers & Withdrawals Dallas Culver 662-449-7231
Social Media Coordinator Geri Hill 662-449-7134
Special Education Susan Kizer 662-449-7266
Special Projects Lee Caldwell 662-449-7225
Speech & Language Carla Respess 662-449-7257
State Testing - PARCC, SATP, etc. Ryan Kuykendall or Kelly Cleveland 662-449-7155
Superintendent, Mr. Milton Kuykendall Office of the Superintendent 662-449-7100
Teacher Retention & Recruitment Keith Williams 662-449-7135
Teacher Website Help Tina Streeter 662-449-7183
Technology Delivery (Wireless, Infrastructures, Networking Services) Lendon Balch 662-449-7164
Textbook Information Debbie Stafford 662-449-7247
Title 1 Information Florence Hill 662-449-7128
Transportation Information & Bus Issues John Caldwell 662-349-4212
Videographer Floyd Graham 662-449-7195
Workman's Compensation Issues Annette Mullins 662-449-7169


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