Prentiss Co., Booneville schools settle suit of student transfers

The Booneville and Prentiss County school districts have settled their year-old dispute over the transfer of students.

An agreement reached Tuesday between the two systems allows 385 students to remain in Booneville city schools, if they so choose, instead of going to Prentiss County schools.

A consent decree was signed by Chancery Judge Michael Malski.

Parents of 135 students who live in an area of Booneville annexed in the late 1980s sued the Prentiss County School Board. They wanted their children to attend Booneville schools. The Booneville School District and the city of Booneville joined the parent group as plaintiffs in the case.