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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?
- New Mississippi state highway map is available for the public
- Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project
- Ikea confirms plan for Memphis store
- McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- Former Lane Furniture plant sold for $1.45 million
- OUR VIEW: JRA evolving toward transparency? Maybe, maybe not
- Jon-Paul Croom made CEO