State could study the structure of school boards
Published: March 7,2013
JACKSON — The House has given final passage to a bill to study the structure of local school boards.
House members voted 66-50 for Senate Bill 2141 yesterday. It now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval.
If approved, the study by a 13-member panel could take until 2015.
Lawmakers had originally considered requiring all local school board members to be elected at one time, as a companion change to a proposal to appoint all district superintendents. Some lawmakers believe school boards should be elected because they can raise property taxes.
Today, county school boards are elected, while some city school boards are entirely appointed. Some city boards are a mix of appointed and elected members. Terms vary in length.
Considering the variety of board structures, lawmakers say study was needed.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Alcorn president launches new customer service task force
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- Court rules against Greenwood councilwoman; must give up office
- David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field
- GreenTech holds grand opening of neighborhood electric vehicle plant
- Turner Grain’s bankruptcy will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract
- Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters
- Peoples Bank reports quarterly loss due to bad loans
- Senators write letter over Waters of the United States proposal