Posts Tagged ‘superintendent’

Ex-school superintendent suing; alleges illegal meeting

COLUMBUS — Former school superintendent Martha Liddell has sued to get her job back. The Commercial Dispatch reports the lawsuit was filed Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. The lawsuit names the school district as the defendant. Liddell was fired June 17 on a 3-2 vote by the school board. The board has declined to […] [...]

Board sets qualities required in new superintendent

JACKSON — A new Mississippi superintendent of education should be able to work with lawmakers, put students first in decisions and be able to navigate the state’s diversity, say local superintendents and members of the state Board of Education. Those are among qualities state board members voted late last week to include on Mississippi’s call […] [...]

Schools want tax money; district in near $1M hole

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams School District may ask taxpayers for more money next year. “The question now is how much and not if,” school board President Wayne Barnett said. “When (Superintendent Frederick) Hill looks at you and says, ‘I’ve cut all I can cut without affecting the quality of education,’ you have to listen to […] [...]

Board could name state education superintendent by fall

JACKSON — Mississippi could choose its new state superintendent of education by October. The state Board of Education agreed to take applications for the post from early June through early September, with plans to interview finalists in late September and reach a contract with a new leader by October. The department has been led by […] [...]

Trial of businessman accused of bribing educator rescheduled

GREENVILLE — The trial of a Georgia businesswoman on federal charges of paying bribes to a former superintendent of schools in Greenville has been rescheduled for July 22. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marshall Alexander tells the Delta Democrat Times the defense needed more time to prepare for trial. Alexander says Edna Goble’s trial had been […] [...]

House says no to appointed school superintendents

JACKSON — Many significant education reforms are sailing toward final passage in the Mississippi Legislature, but one long-sought goal appears to have foundered. House members yesterday voted 66-52 to reject a plan that could have forced the appointment of currently elected superintendents in 21 districts statewide. Senate Bill 2199 had called for elected superintendents in […] [...]

House rejects bill aimed at appointing school superintendents

JACKSON — House members want Mississippians to keep their elected school superintendents. And they don’t think would-be teachers should need to score 21 on the ACT. Senate Bill 2199, which was supposed to lead to more appointed superintendents around the state, lost on a 65-52 vote. Members then voted 60-59 to amend Senate Bill 2658 […] [...]

Later school year start has many opponents, including educators

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a new law, requiring Mississippi public school districts to start the school year no earlier than the third Monday in August, many rejoiced. After all, the later start date would extend summer vacation, have a positive impact on tourism in the state and mean fewer days of […] [...]

Education officials want emergency declaration in Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — The Mississippi Board of Education (MBE) determined that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Oktibbeha County School District. Acting on a recommendation from the Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation, the MBE voted unanimously to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency for the school district. The Oktibbeha County […] [...]

Board to name House interim state superintendent of education

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Education plans to name Lynn House as interim state superintendent today. The board chose House, now deputy superintendent for instructional enhancement and internal operations, following a closed meeting yesterday. It will formally ratify the choice today. House, 60, will replace Tom Burnham, who announced earlier this month that he […] [...]

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