Corinth School District signals lawsuit on state grades

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A northeast Mississippi school district is pursuing legal action over the grades its schools received from the state, even as lawmakers from the area pursue a legislative fix.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 3:03 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi school district is pursuing legal action over the grades its schools received from the state, even as lawmakers from the area pursue a legislative fix.

The Corinth school district filed a notice of appeal Jan. 25 in Hinds County Circuit Court. It says Corinth will challenge the state Board of Education's Jan. 15 decision that the school district should get a C rating and Corinth High School an F rating.

The district maintains the state has unfairly reneged on a deal to develop an alternative grading system incorporating Corinth's use of a different kind of exam than the normal state test.

In the meantime, Democratic state Rep. Nick Bain of Corinth has introduced House Bill 688, which would require the state to develop the alternative grading system.

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