Going into Christmas week, the Meridian public school board got some good news at its last board meeting of the year. You might call it a present built on hard work.
The board released its 2005 annual report on the district. Officials say learning has improved.
"In 2001, the first year of the Mississippi curriculum test, we had no level five and six level one schools," said Superintendent Sylvia Autry. "And now last year in 2005, we have three level fives and no level ones, so we view that as progress."
Autry says reading, math and language skills have improved every year.
The annual report is an overview of the district's activities and progress.