Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Board of Education’

Bryant clears way for conservator of county schools

SCOTT COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a proclamation authorizing the Mississippi Board of Education to appoint a conservator for the Scott County School District. The Scott County School District is rated “B” by the Mississippi Department of Education. Last week, the Mississippi Board of Education amended Mississippi Public School Accountability Standard 2.3, allowing […] [...]

Board approves temporary rule change regarding loss of school accreditation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Education has approved a temporary rule that will allow the Commission on School Accreditation and the Board greater flexibility regarding the withdrawal of accreditation in a district that is placed under conservatorship. The rule amends an accreditation policy and that states “any school district placed in conservatorship may have […] [...]

Gann, Gage chosen

by MBJ Staff Published: August 6,2012

Tags: Corinth, Mississippi Board of Education, Wayne Gann

Corinth’s Wayne Gann will chair the Mississippi Board of Education for the coming year. Gann, a former teacher, principal and school superintendent in northeast Mississippi, was appointed to the nine-member board in 2006. He was superintendent in Corinth for 27 years. Gann had served as vice chairman under outgoing chairman Charles McClelland. Gann’s nine-year term […] [...]

Reeves attacks graduation rate omission at Neshoba County Fair

PHILADELPHIA — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says the Mississippi Board of Education made a mistake when it decided to omit high school graduation rates from school ratings this year. Reeves, speaking Wednesday at the Neshoba County Fair, also said he is determined to push a broader charter school law through the Legislature in 2013. The […] [...]

Matheson leaving board

Life long educator and Pass Christian superintendent Dr. Sue Matheson has relinquished her post on the Mississippi Board of Education. Matheson had served on the board for nearly three years after her appointment by former Gov. Haley Barbour. Matheson has led the Pass Christian School District for 10 years. During this time, her schools and […] [...]

Governor taps Weir for education board

Hernando banker Simon Weir could join the Mississippi Board of Education beginning July 1. Gov. Phil Bryant tapped Weir for a nine-year term. He would represent the Supreme Court’s northern district, including 33 counties. Weir leads DeSoto County operations for Brandon-based Community Bank. Weir replaces Claude Hartley of Belden, the only board member whose term […] [...]

Board honors Morrison

The Mississippi Board of Education has named Richard Morrison as the 2011 Administrator of the Year. Morrison has been a principal at Northwest Rankin High School since 2008 and has served as an educator for more than 20 years. Other Congressional District finalists include: Dr. Deborah Davis, principal of Thomas Street Elementary (Tupelo Public School […] [...]

‘Coaching math’ gets through to kids

>> Northwest Rankin’s Morrison honored as one the best educators in Mississippi Sometimes high school coaches aren’t thought of as the best teachers. But one of the top high school principals in the state spent many years coaching while also showing a passion for teaching math. “I see coaching and teaching as interchangeable,” said Northwest […] [...]

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