Legislation passes that would merge school districts
Published: February 4,2014
Tags: bill, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, consolidation, education, Education Committee, Gray Tollison, Greenwood, Jefferson County, law, Leflore County, legislation, Mississippi Legislature, Montgomery County, public education, public school, school, school district, state government, State of Mississippi, Winona
JACKSON — Three pairs of school districts would be merged under bills passed today by the Senate Education Committee.
Separate measures would combine school districts in Greenwood and Leflore County, Winona and Montgomery County and Claiborne and Jefferson counties.
Leflore and Claiborne have been in the spotlight after they were taken over by the state for poor academic performance and breaking state rules. Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, argues that consolidation will produce more efficient districts.
All the districts would be combined on July 2015.
Tollison did not bring forward bills to consolidate Holmes County and Durant, Amite and Wilkinson counties and Kemper and Noxubee counties, citing a lack of time.
The House is also considering a bill that would consolidate the Clarksdale and Coahoma County districts.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job
- College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief
- TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?
- (WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson
- Deepwater Horizon Five Years Later — Restoring the Mississippi coast starts with a strong foundation
- PHIL HARDWICK: The third grade reading gate, book buddies and school principals
- Chancery Court’s interpretation of ‘public use’ will guide ruling on Westin money
- COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Loans disguised as government bonds (BOANs)
- THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey