Legal Hot Topics - May 7, 2014
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),
Workers' Comp

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The March issue of the MSBA eNews
The MSBA Board of Directors and I am pleased to offer the eNews to you periodically to update you on the association's activities.

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Board Members, Boards, and Superintendents were presented awards
at the February 26 Celebration Luncheon,
during MSBA's 42nd Annual Conference in Jackson. 

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Headlines Around the State

Sun Herald   Thursday Apr 24, 2014.
Gulfport High principal named state Administrator of the Year

Sun Herald   Thursday Apr 24, 2014.
Pass Christian home to high-ranking high school

Sun Herald   Thursday Apr 24, 2014.
Biloxi School Board takes no action on skate park plans

WTVA   Thursday Apr 24, 2014.
New Albany teacher awarded 2014 Teacher of the Year

Sun Herald   Wednesday Apr 23, 2014.
Graduation is not an end unto itself

The Republic   Wednesday Apr 23, 2014.
Superintendent Carey Wright begins reorganization of Mississippi Department of Education

WTOK 11   Tuesday Apr 22, 2014.
Governor Signs Teacher Pay Raise into Law

Natchez Democrat   Tuesday Apr 22, 2014.
Education ratings plans confuse many

Commercial Appeal   Monday Apr 21, 2014.
Mississippi to add literacy coaches to bolster reading skills

WTOK 11   Wednesday Apr 16, 2014.
Kemper Students Get Reality Check


Mississippi School Boards Association Past President and President of the Laurel School District Board of Trustees, Miranda Beard has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). Beard was elected during the Delegate Assembly April 4 at the organization’s annual conference in New Orleans.

Ms. Beard has served on the Laurel School Board for more than thirteen years and has recently been re-appointed to another five-year term. Beard is assistant news content director at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg. The journalist of 27 years also served on the NSBA Policies and Resolution Committee, Among her many professional and community activities, she is Legislative Liaison for the Laurel School Board; Advisory Board member for the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism; and a member of the State Board of Directors for Greater Mississippi Girl Scouts.

Beard has served as Director, Vice-President, and President of the board of directors of the Mississippi School Boards Association and is the first school board to represent Mississippi as an NSBA Officer in more than twenty years.

 Mississippi 2014 Legislature Session
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Mississippi Coalition of
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2014 Legislative Priorities

2013-14 Professional Development Schedule
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