Neshoba County School District 

Dear Parents,

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Mississippi will enjoy a partial view of the solar eclipse beginning at 11:54 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m.  This is the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979, and it must be viewed with proper eye protection (glasses with ISO 12312-2 protection level) to avoid any temporary or permanent eye damage.  Regular or prescription sun glasses will NOT offer sufficient protection.

With the safety of our students in mind, the Neshoba County School District will follow these procedures during the eclipse period:

All students will remain indoors for the duration of the eclipse (11:54 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.).  Normal outside activities will resume as regularly scheduled after the eclipse has ended.

If you would like for your child to view the solar eclipse, the schools will permit an educational sign-out beginning at 11:45 a.m.  This absence will NOT count against your child’s attendance record.

The Neshoba County School District appreciates the excitement surrounding this monumental event, and the unique teaching opportunities it presents; however, our top priority remains the safety of our students.


Yours in Education,

Dr. Lundy Brantley,


Mission Statement 

The mission of the Neshoba County School District is to develop the intellectual, physical, and emotional abilities of all students.

We believe:

  •  All students should be provided a safe school environment.
  • All students should have highly qualified teachers who provide student-centered instruction in every classroom.
  • Parental/community involvement is critical to the success of our schools.
  • All students should be fluent in the use of the latest technology.
  • Students should be afforded an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities to enhance their educational experiences.