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The Starkville School District Board of Trustees amended the student dress code on Tuesday to allow students to wear Starkville School District t-shirts any day of the week beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

A copy of the updated student handbook will be provided to all parents at the start of the 2013-14 school year. It will also be available on the District’s website within the next month.


New Starting and Ending Time for schools

The student handbook for 2013-14 also includes new starting and ending times for schools which will allow the District to provide separate bus routes for each school.

SSD is excited to offer the new bus schedule to provide better service, including shorter routes and reduced wait times, for our students and families.

SSD’s transportation department will operate buses for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Starting and Ending Times:


Start time: 7:40 am

End time: 2:55 pm

Henderson Ward Stewart

Start time: 7:40 am

End time: 2:55 pm

Armstrong Middle School

Start time: 8:15 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Starkville High School/Millsaps

Start time: 8:15 am

End time: 3:30 pm


Start time: 8 am

End time: 2:30 pm


Sudduth – 12:20

Henderson Ward Stewart – 12:20

Armstrong – 12:55

SHS/Millsaps – 12:55


Grading Policy Amended

The SSD Board of Trustees also amended the District’s grading policy and promotion and retention policy on Tuesday.

The new grading policy reduces the range for C and D grades and sets an F as below 69 for grades K-8. In grades 9-12, the policy reduces the range for a D grade and sets an F as below 65.

To view the amended policies online, go to


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