STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A House bill calling for the consolidation of Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts is going through some revisions.
In its original form, the bill would require all school district leadership to be wiped out.
But school leaders in Starkville say that's not fair because their district is considered successful.
The bill was amended after a meeting with lawmakers last week. It's awaiting action by the House Education Committee.
It now calls for three appointed school board members, one elected and one appointed, by the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors.
But boundaries of the districts would remain the same.
"What that means for Starkville is that we are not going to see a flood of county schools coming into the high school or elementary schools. The student-teacher ratio will remain the same. How we spend money in Starkville will remain the same," said Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway.
If the bill passes in its present form, the Starkville School District would take over the administrative responsiblity of running the Oktibbeha County School District by July 1, 2015.