JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A legislative conference committee has reached agreement on a bill to create a commission to study a consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts.
The committee from the Mississippi House and Senate hammered out a compromise version of a bill.
Under the plan, the commission would be made up of a representative from the Mississippi Department of Education, Mississippi State, two former residents and the conservator of the Oktibbeha County School District, and three members of the Starkville School District.
The change calls for the creation of an advisory committee to review both districts and recommend how the consolidation could take place.
The panel would present their findings to the lawmakers by March 1, 2014.
The bill now goes back to the House and Senate for their approval.