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Tupelo says 'no' to elected school board

Tupelo City Council passes resolution
Tupelo City Council passes resolution
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Updated: 2/19/2014 9:44 am
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA)-- The Tupelo City Council is saying no to electing school board members.

Currently, school board members for the Tupelo Public School District are appointed and then approved by the city council. 

But, House Bill 442 would require all school districts in the state to elect school board members.

The bill was shut down in Jackson, but it can still be revived.

So, the city council passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing future law on the matter. 

"We thought it was important to pass this resolution as a unified voice to oppose any effort in Jackson to change any way we appoint our school board in Tupelo," said Mayor Jason Shelton. 

Mayor Shelton says he will sign the resolution Tuesday.
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