PETAL, MS (WDAM) - The Petal School District is welcoming dozens of new employees for the new school year.
Thursday was day one of a two-day orientation for incoming employees, including about three dozen certified teachers.
They learned about instructional initiatives, employee benefits and health insurance.
Friday, teachers will tour each of the schools in the district.
"We do have a mixture of brand new teachers and those teachers that are transferring into our district, but they all need to be aware of what our expectations are here in Petal," said Margaret Tynes, director of human resources and federal programs for the the Petal School District.
"It's just nice to understand the structure, to know who is who, to know all the principals and the administrators in the district," said Brooke Walter, a Petal native who is a new career and technical education counselor at Petal High School.
Classes at Petal schools begin next Thursday.