- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg Public School District will have a new school for the year beginning in August - one that is for sixth-graders only.

The Hattiesburg Public School District Board of Trustees approved the science, technology, engineering, arts and math school 4-1 at its meeting Tuesday night.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1EfRg9z) sixth-graders from the district’s six elementary schools will be educated at Lillie Burney Elementary, with Lillie Burney’s Pre-K through fifth-grade students going to several nearby elementary schools around the district.

Superintendent James Bacchus proposed the idea of a STEAM school in March after seeing similar examples in Starkville, Columbus and Ocean Springs.

The school takes the idea of a science, technology, engineering and math education and increases student engagement by adding the arts.


Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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