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Mississippi officials move to take over Noxubee schools

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Officials are moving to take over a rural Mississippi school district, saying the district is broadly violating state standards

Posted: Jul. 17, 2018 1:37 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials are moving to take over a rural Mississippi school district, saying the district is broadly violating state standards

The Commission on School Accreditation will meet Wednesday to discuss whether an emergency exists in the Noxubee County school district. A takeover recommendation would go forward for a likely Thursday vote by the state Board of Education. Ultimately, Gov. Phil Bryant would have to sign an emergency declaration firing the superintendent and dissolving the school board. The state would then appoint an interim superintendent.

A state Department of Education report shows the 1,600-student district violates 26 of 32 state accrediting standards. The district has an F academic rating.

State officials last year considered taking over the district under a process aimed at improving academic performance. No decision was ever made.

MORE: Read the full report here 

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