Covington Co. schools welcome back about 2,600 students

Classes for the 2022-2023 school year began Thursday, Aug. 4, with about 2,600 students enrolled in the district.
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 2:51 PM CDT
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COLLINS, Miss. (WDAM) - Students are back in school in Covington County.

Classes for the 2022-2023 school year began Thursday, Aug. 4, with about 2,600 students enrolled in the district.

About 30 new teachers also joined the district this year.

Among the district’s projects and initiatives is a major upgrade of all the schools’ heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

The cost is $11 million, and it’s being paid for with federal COVID relief funds.

Included is the installation of air-conditioning at all school gymnasiums.

That project should be finished by mid-October.

Also, the district is currently developing a new long-range strategic plan, which administrators hope will be finished by the end of 2022.

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