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Regular School Board Meeting 04.08.2024

To be placed on the agenda of a regular board meeting, groups or individuals shall submit through certified mail - receipt requested - or hand carry a written request to come before the board to the office of the superintendent at least five (5) working days prior to the board meeting.

Mon Apr 08 05:09 PM

Coach Sanchez Blake
AES Mentorship

Coach Sanchez Blake and his non-profit have been partnering with AES this year to help ensure that the Empowering our Talents Mentorship is successful.

Wed Mar 27 07:44 PM

Kindergarten Signing Day. Class of 2037
Registration Signing Day for Kindergarten 2024

Where: Ashland Elementary Gym & Hickory Flat Attendance Center Gym When: March 25 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Tue Mar 19 08:45 AM

Job Fair
BCSD Career Fair


Tue Feb 20 03:09 PM

Benton County Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey

Thanks for your help in assessing our school district.

Tue Feb 20 03:02 PM


Hello my name Detrice Bean-Williams, I’m the principal of Ashland Elementary School. I am a native of Benton County. I graduated from Ashland High School. I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and my Master’s from the University of Phoenix.
I started my teaching career at Ashland Elementary in August 2012. I have taught 5th grade science, social studies and special education K-12. I served as Ashland High School’s Assistant Principal 2020-2022. I became the Principal of Ashland Elementary, in February 2022.

I am the wife of Monterrio Williams, mother of 4 beautiful children Harmony, Allen, Meleah and Monterrio Williams Jr. Our family love to travel and we spend most of our time at the gym. My husband coaches middle and high school basketball. My oldest three children play basketball.
I am excited about this school year and new opportunities. I look forward to serving my staff, students, parents, and community. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Assurance of Equal Access: The Ashland Elementary school does not discriminate in providing career programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Reference: MS State Board of Education Policies, Rule 84.3) Our programs are open to all district students in grades 9-12.

Section 504 - Americans with Disabilities Act - Non-discrimination - The Benton County School District will not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities to the extent provided by law. 
The following person has been designated as Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and will handle inquiries regarding the Benton County School District's non-discrimination policies, the filing of grievances, and requests for copies of grievance procedures covering discrimination on the basis of disability. Benton County School District Policy IDDH

Mrs. Pamela Gray, M. Ed
231 Court Street  Ashland, MS 38603
Telephone: 662-224-6252  Fax: 662-224-3607

As provided under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, no person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.  Students in the Benton County School District are protected from sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, by Title IX.  The following person has been designated as the Title IX Coordinator and will handle any complaints regarding Title IX issues. Benton County School District Policy JB.

Elynda Finley
Federal Programs Director
231 Court Street  Ashland, MS 38603
Telephone: 662-224-6252  Fax: 662-224-3607