School Board

Stacey Herrin, Board President

Dale Shotts

Linda Curlee

Sammy Welch

Lillie Hardy

Wesla S. Leech, Board Attorney

Regular meetings of the Simpson County Board of Education are held on the second Thursday of every month. Special meetings are held as needed. All board meetings are open to the public with the exception of executive sessions. Student, personnel, legal, and land acquisition matters are discussed in executive session.

The Simpson County School Board encourages the public to express to the school board its viewpoints on issues vital to the operation of the school district. In order to conduct board business in an orderly manner and to allow public input into board meetings, the Board has implemented a “Public Comments” item on its agenda for regular board meetings. Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes per individual or group.

If you have an issue to discuss with the board, please contact Fran Bridges by email (, or by telephone at 601.847.8000 ext. 314. A request form can be picked up at the Central Office or can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.