Biloxi Public Schools: ‘Smiles behind the masks’

The eight locations of Biloxi Public Schools opened their doors this morning and students “were greeted with excited teachers with big smiles behind their masks,” says schools spokesperson Jennifer Pyron.

“We’re off to a smooth and safe start,” Pyron adds in an email. “All the students did a great job with wearing masks. We have 5,332 students currently enrolled and 1,400 of those students are distance learners. Thank you to the citizens of Biloxi for slowing down this morning for our students. Please continue to use caution around bus stops and watch for students at all times.  We’re looking forward to a great (and unique) 2020-21 school year in the Indian Nation!”

The Biloxi Public School District operates Biloxi High, Biloxi Junior High School, Biloxi Upper Elementary and five other elementary schools.

And enrollment is below the 6200 at the end of the last school year, but Pyron said numbers are expected to pick up in the next week, which is typical each year with late registrants.

 Pyron said the district is awaiting an order of 3,000 new Chromebooks to have on hand to augment the existing supply. Noted Pyron: “As you can imagine, tablets are a hot commodity these days. However, we currently have plenty to cover our distance learners.”
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