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Bryant declares emergency in two school districts

CLAIBORNE COUNTY and LEFLORE COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency yesterday in the Claiborne County and Leflore County school districts, clearing the way for the state Department of Education to take them over. The State Board of Education last Friday sought the declaration so it could remove superintendents and school boards in both districts and appoint ...

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School superintendent violates ethics law, fined

TUPELO — Lee County Schools Superintendent Jimmy Weeks will repay the district more than $33,000 and pay a $10,000 fine for violating state ethics law. Weeks was cited by the Mississippi Ethics Commission for a cleaning and janitorial company he owned performing work for the school district. He offered to pay a $10,000 fine in addition to repaying the $33,426 ...

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Public Works director suspended, ordered into anger management counseling

OCEAN SPRINGS — Public Works director Andre Kaufman has been suspended for three days without pay, ordered to attend anger management counseling and placed on six months’ probation by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Sun Herald reported that Mayor Connie Moran and the board met about three hours behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss action against Kaufman. Moran ...

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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 for applications for a new ...

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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 him.” The Natchez Democrat reports Hill ...

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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 interim Superintendent Lynn House since ...

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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 school districts with fewer than ...

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