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School district denies request for information on administrators' salaries

GREENWOOD — The Leflore County School District has denied a public records request for information on the salaries of its administrators. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports it filed the request Feb. 15. The Commonwealth said it asked for a list of all administrative employees who have either left or been hired since superintendent Viola Williams won election in 2011. The request ...

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School district not renewing contracts of teachers, staff

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Municipal School District will not renew the contracts of 59 teachers and support staff. Interim superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell says personnel cuts and other reductions will save the district $3.4 million. Officials say about $2.1 million in savings coming from eliminating 54 teachers. Three counselors, a coach and an administrator were also terminated. Board president Glenn ...

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Senate passes bill to consolidate Delta county schools

SUNFLOWER COUNTY — Legislation to consolidate administrations of three Sunflower County school districts passed the Mississippi Senate yesterday. The measure is the first item from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ legislative agenda to be considered by the Senate. Senate Bill 2330 combines the administrations of Drew, Sunflower and Indianola school districts, which are currently under conservatorship at the state Department of ...

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Burnham to propose new law for failing school districts

JACKSON — Mississippi State Superintendent Tom Burnham said yesterday he would propose a law to allow the state to either forcibly merge or require new elections in failing school districts, because the current reform system does not work. “We will bring forward legislation this year to end conservatorship,” Burnham said at an orientation for newly elected state lawmakers. In conservatorship, ...

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More school districts labeled successful

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Fewer Mississippi districts are labeled failing. More are labeled successful or better. That is a three-year trend, reflected in unofficial data released yesterday by the state Department of Education. The Clarion-Ledger reports the labels for all of the state’s schools and districts will become official Friday pending a vote by the state Board of Education. In 2009, ...

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State taking over Delta school district

INDIANOLA — The Sunflower County School District has become the sixth taken over by the state. State education officials tell The Clarion-Ledger that members of the local school board and superintendent Peirce McIntosh were removed April 19. McIntosh and the board members are elected. There are 1,670 students in the district. The state Board of Education asked Gov. Haley Barbour ...

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Consultants recommend school district mergers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Consultants said yesterday that 18 Mississippi school districts could improve by merging with higher-performing districts, generally their neighbors. The 18 have small enrollments, most with fewer than 2,000 pupils. Many are in low-income areas and have higher than average per-pupil administrative costs. Several are in northern Mississippi and the cash-strapped Delta, and some have already been taken ...

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Vinson selected as district's conservator

OKOLONA — The state Board of Education was expected to name former Tupelo school superintendent Mike Vinson today as the conservator of the struggling Okolona School District. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports state superintendent Tom Burnham recommended Vinson for the job. Under the state law, the governor has to declare a state of emergency before a district can be ...

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