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Lawsuit filed to stop selection of superintendent in Montgomery County

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The Montgomery County schools and a group of parents have filed a federal lawsuit to stop the selection of a superintendent after a consolidation with Winona schools.

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 3:57 PM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – The Montgomery County schools and a group of parents have filed a federal lawsuit to stop the selection of a superintendent after a consolidation with Winona schools.

The lawsuit filed in November says meetings of the Winona-Montgomery Consolidated School District are taking place to find a superintendent even though the county has yet to hold elections to select two members of the school board.

They are asking a federal judge to issue an injunction to stop the selection because residents of Montgomery County are not represented by the board conducting the superintendent search.

They say the election for county members of the board will not take place until November 2018.

The state legislature voted for consolidation during the 2016 regular session. 

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