Lauderdale County School District plans to open a new technical career center

Lauderdale County Superintendent Dr. John-Mark Cain
Lauderdale County Superintendent Dr. John-Mark Cain(WTOK)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 4:33 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The future of education at Lauderdale County School District was the center of attention at the Rotary Club meeting. The district shared its plans for a new technical learning center, recognizing the country’s need for more people to work labor jobs, and with proper access to training, schools can help with this shortage.

Superintendent Dr. John Mark Cain said the district is excited for the future, especially with all the positive momentum from the previous year.

“We’ve got a career technical education facility that we’re planning. We think that’s going to be a big thing for us moving forward, and just this past year, we had the highest graduation rate that we’ve ever had third-grade gate, one of the highest we’ve ever had,” said Cain.

The price of the new facility is unknown, but the district has received a grant from the state for $8 million. The district is also accepting donations to help cover the cost.

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