Florence, Mississippi, January 2020 – The Rankin County School District welcomed guests to commemorate the completion of the Florence Elementary School Bond Issue Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Florence Elementary School. The dedication took place on January 23, 2020 at 9:30 am.
Florence Elementary received four additional classrooms, electrical upgrade, new intercom/fire alarm, painting, toilet renovations, ceiling lights as needed, new serving line, special needs playground, P.E. room, security cameras for doors/halls, and improvements to traffic circulation and parking.
Left to Right: Assistant Superintendent Dr. Undray Scott, Assistant Superintendent Shane Sanders, Assistant Superintendent Buddy Bailey, Florence High School Assistant Principal Keith Reed, Assistant Superintendent Karen Schmidt, Florence Alderman Trey Gunn, Florence High School Principal Tony Martin, Rankin County School District Board Secretary Kym Jamison, Rankin County Supervisor Brad Calhoun, District Director for Congressman Michael Guest Brady Stewart, Superintendent Dr. Sue Townsend, Florence Mayor Bob Morris, Florence Elementary Principal Amanda Clark, Florence Alderman Brian Grantham, Rankin County Supervisor Jarrod Morrison, Florence Alderman John Banks, Florence Elementary Assistant Principal Dr. Leah McCullum, Steen’s Creek Principal Catie Gunn, PTO Member Jamie Higdon, Florence High School Assistant Principal Laura Clark, Weir Boerner Architect Jamie Weir, Florence Assistant Principal Intern Johnna Henley.
Rankin County School District is moving from Great to BEST and is continuing a Tradition of Excellence.