Judge orders school consolidation, district expects to save money
Published: April 12,2013
ACKERMAN — A federal judge has ordered Choctaw County to consolidate all seventh through 12th graders at Ackerman High School while leaving grades K through 8 at schools in Ackerman, Weir and French Camp.
WCBI-TV in Columbus reports the order was issued by U.S. District Judge Glenn Davidson.
The Choctaw County School Board had drawn up a consolidation proposal in June of 2012. Because of the desegregation agreement, the U.S. Justice Department had to review the proposal. The Justice Department went to Davidson with its own proposal.
Davidson conducted a final hearing on April 2.
Schools superintendent Glenn Beard said the consolidated middle and high schools in Ackerman will be known as Choctaw County High.
The district said it needed to consolidate to save money.
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