Posts Tagged ‘school district’

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 […] [...]

Pickering unable to certify education program calculation

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering says is unable to certify the accuracy of the FY 2015 final estimate calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). Members of the Legislature and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) were notified. “I am unable to certify the MAEP calculation again this year because the data used […] [...]

Legislation passes that would merge school districts

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 […] [...]

Delta school district wants to revoke teachers’ licenses

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Public School District will ask the Mississippi Department of Education to revoke the licenses of any teacher who fails to serve out his or her one-year contract. The Department of Education requires that school districts submit the names of teachers who breach their contract. The Delta Democrat Times reports the school […] [...]

Poor conditions of schools could spur more consolidation debate

JACKSON — Reports of decrepit buildings, illiterate high school students and bloated employee rolls could fuel another round of school district consolidation by the Mississippi Legislature. Bob Strebeck, who runs the Leflore County system since the state took control last year, told Senate Education Committee members yesterday that conditions in the 2,800-student system are the […] [...]

Conservator: Schools had too many employees

GREENWOOD — The conservator of the Leflore County School District had almost twice as many employees as it should have. Robert Strebeck, sent by the state to bring the failing district back into shape, told a civic club in Greenwood this week that overstaffing is just one of many problems he has discovered since arriving […] [...]

Ex-school superintendent gets jail time for bribery

GREENVILLE — The former superintendent of a school district in the Mississippi Delta has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for bribery related to a $1.4 million reading program for children. Former Greenville Public School District superintendent Harvey Franklin was sentenced to 76 months Wednesday for taking more than $270,000 in bribes […] [...]

Accounting error nets school system $1M-plus

BRANDON — A billing mistake worked in favor of the Rankin County School District to the tune of more than $1 million. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented a check to the school district yesterday. The error was attributed to an accounting problem by a gas company that leases oil and gas rights from the […] [...]

School district building new vo-tech center; old center to be renovated

HORN LAKE — The DeSoto County school system will build a new vocational-technical education center in Horn Lake. School Superintendent Milton Kuykendall told The Commercial Appeal that the old vo-tech center will be renovated to provide more classrooms at Southaven high and middle schools. The new center site is 70 acres at U.S. Highway 51 […] [...]

Committee eyeing key dates in proposed school merger

STARKVILLE — As the start of the state’s next legislative session approaches, Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation committee members say two key November dates will help give clarity to the group’s almost yearlong efforts. The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure scheduled two dates pivotal to its report: a public hearing is scheduled for 6 […] [...]

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