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The Petal School District wants to contact all retired employees to thank them for their service and keep them informed of current events and news in the schools. A Christmas brunch will be held to honor all PSD retirees on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at the Center for Families and Children located at 201 West Central Avenue in Petal. If you are a retired Petal School District employee (teacher, bus driver, child nutrition worker, secretary, etc.),  please contact Leahne Lightsey at 601-545-3002 or through her email at to submit your name and address to be included in the retiree data base and to RSVP for the Christmas brunch. 


 Substitute Teacher Training
January 7, 2015
9:00 am until 12:00 pm
For information, click here. 
For Registration Form click here. 

 Student Registration Information
for 2014-2015 School Year


 New Immunization
Requirement for Entering 
Seventh Graders


Please click here for more information.


Now Hiring Bus Drivers


Please click here for more information.

Common Core Standards


The Petal School District has begun the process to implement the new Common Core Standards into all grades. The Common Core Standards have been adopted by 44 states and will help ensure that the academic expectations are consistent among the participating states. For more information from Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tom Burnham, click here.


Mission Statement


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The mission of the Petal School District is to empower all students with the attitudes, knowledge, and life-long learning skills essential to thrive as responsible citizens in an ever-changing global society.



Core Beliefs


We believe that:


  • A person's potential to learn is limitless.
  • All people have intrinsic worth.
  • Strength comes from engaging the full diversity of the community.
  • Teamwork is essential to the continuous success of an organization.
  • Family is the most important influence in the development of the individual.
  • People can direct their own future.
  • People are influenced more by what others do than by what they say.


Non-Discrimination Policy

The Petal School District will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or natural origin with regard to any policy, procedure, or program application.



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