OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- It has been widely reported that the Okolona school district had to be taken over by the state due to money problems and failing to meet state standards.
That was in 2010.
"We feel like some gains have been made, some gains as a community and a school district, we can be proud of. But at the same time, we still have work at hand. And we know there are areas we still need to approve upon," said District Conservator, Mac Curlee.
Currently, the school district meets 36 out of the 37 standards required by the state.
The Okolona schools are moving toward being re accredited.
Administrators say the district is still in a fragile financial state; a subject that came up in Tuesday's meeting between school officials and parents.
Some concerned parents point to money as being a factor in holding back progress.
"The financial situation holds back progress because without finances you can not improve or get the things that you need for the students," said parent Martha Gates
Considering where the district was two years ago, the future is looking much better.