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Vinson selected as district's conservator

OKOLONA — The state Board of Education was expected to name former Tupelo school superintendent Mike Vinson today as the conservator of the struggling Okolona School District.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports state superintendent Tom Burnham recommended Vinson for the job.

Under the state law, the governor has to declare a state of emergency before a district can be taken over on recommendation of the Board of Education.

Burnham says the 650-student school district will run out of money before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. He says the district has a pattern of poor student performance.


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