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LCSD Receives 2019 Governor's Award with MCC

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For Immediate Release: February 7, 2019


LCSD Receives 2019 Governor’s Award with MCC


Lauderdale Co., MS –  The Lauderdale County School District has won the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education 2019 Governor's District and Community Award. The honor is for the district's partnership with Meridian Community College. The C3 Ready Partnership is a multi-year collaborative effort to build educational systems that produce highly-skilled workers who meet the needs of both current and future employers in Lauderdale County. The project focuses on three major areas: college, career and community.

“In the K-12 education system the focus is on equipping our students to exit our high schools with both the academic, technical and soft skills that are needed for college and career readiness,” said LCSD K-6th grade Curriculum Director, Teri Edwards. “We also work to build a foundational understanding of the importance of community. Meridian Community College extends where K-12 ends.”

“MCC partners with us on the ACT WorkKeys program to assess how prepared our students are for the workplace,” said LCSD Superintendent, Dr. John-Mark Cain. “We partner with MCC for our career fair, and with our dual credit program. We share common values of service to our students, and to seek to build strong communities.”

All Governor’s Award winners will be recognized during the Governor’s Award Luncheon, which will be held Tuesday, February 26th in Hattiesburg. The luncheon will be part of the 2019 Partnership Conference hosted by the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, and Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools. A video about the partnership is posted on the Lauderdale County School District's new YouTube page at

For more information, or to arrange an interview contact LCSD Communications Director, Andrea Williams, at (601) 480-8333.




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