• The Hinds County School District is proud of its many business and community partnerships. The district and its 11 schools have strong ties with PTAs, businesses, local Chambers of Commerce, service clubs, community organizations, and local governmental agencies.

    Partnerships take on many forms in our district. For instance, school sites may involve business employees as tutors, mentors or guest speakers. A business may make material or monetary contributions, as well, but people resources are the most important. All schools are associated with active PTA programs, and many are supported by academic, athletic and music booster groups. Some schools also maintain their own foundations for raising private funds.

    The community partner relationship is a reciprocal one. All school facilities in the district are available for community use. Students in performing arts programs oftentimes perform at community events and activities, and high school students in the district participate in internships and job shadowing with local business and organizations. Business partners are often recognized in school publications, at board meetings and through other means.

    For more information on partnership opportunities [click here] or to become involved, contact John Neal, Community Relations Director, (601) 857-7008 or email jneal@hinds.k12.ms.us.
     
    To view our district's Partners in Education Agreement form [click here].
     
    Many of our formal and informal Partners in Education participate in schools in a variety of ways.  Some provide special recognitions for students and teachers while others volunteer their time in projects like our High School Reality Fairs.  To view a brief overview presentation about our most recent Reality Fair [click here].
Last Modified on May 12, 2009