County supes meet new school leaders
by Paisley Boston
Jun 17, 2014 | 2192 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Newly appointed superintendents for North and West Bolivar Consolidated School Districts superintendents made an appearance at the regularly scheduled Bolivar County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday.

Dr. Pallascene Cole, West Bolivar Consolidated School District superintendent, said she is excited about her new position.

"I have worked as a principal, teacher, counselor and I was the superintendent in West Tallahatchie School District. I am to elated to have been hired as the new superintendent for the West Bolivar Consolidated School District – I am very excited about it," said Cole.

North Bolivar Consolidated School District superintendent Johnnie Vick said he is also excited to be given such a wonderful opportunity.

"I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the selection process. I also thank the community for all of their support. As the new superintendent, I would like to implement strategies that I utilized while serving as principal of I.T. Montgomery (elementary in Mound Bayou)," he added.

According to the Mississippi Schools Board Association, he has a successful track record as a leader in education.

In 2010 when he took over as principal of I.T. Montgomery Elementary School, it was an “F” rated school but under Vick’s leadership the school now has a “B” rating.

The supervisors welcomed the superintendents and offered helping hands.

"We are so happy to have you both serve in Bolivar County. I know that both of you will do a wonderful job," said Supervisor Preston Billings.

Sheriff Kelvin Williams presented a number of orders for approval concerning The Right Information and Direction program.

"The Bolivar County Triad program will be hosting 'Communities Caring about Seniors' Luncheon. The purpose of the luncheon is educate senior citizens about identity theft and many other crimes that are committed against seniors," said Williams.

He also said the Triad program was prompted to host the event after receiving a number of phone calls from seniors concerning victimization, public safety, fraud, identity and theft.

"The Triad program recently received a $3,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Department of Public Safety to host an event that would offer inform our seniors," added Williams.

After presenting his report, Williams reserved an executive session item to discuss matters of personnel.

Warden Ora Starks presented the board with an update of the kitchen and announced the replacement two correctional officers.

Road manager James Pritchett presented his report and requests from the towns of Winstonville and Duncan for assistance with cleanup projects.

County Engineer Bob Eley gave an update on some ongoing county projects.

"The Noblin, Stanton and Issac Daniels Subdivision projects are just about complete. We are just about done in Noblin, around 75 percent complete in Stanton and probably 60 percent complete with the project in Issac Daniels," said Eley.

Emergency Management Director Bill Quinton presented an Incident Command System Report.

"It deals with regulations of Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal agencies. It is used for training purposes and management. This system is comprised of several training modules that teach you how to manage the delegation of powers during an incident or disaster," said Quinton.

ICS is used by all levels of government and many other nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.

It is also applicable across discipline and is structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: command, operations, planning, logistics, finance and administration.

All of the functional areas may or may not be used based on the incident needs.