NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Two Noxubee County School District schools will soon close permanently.
Recently appointed superintendent Rodriguez Broadnax says Virgil Jones, Jr. Elementary and BF Liddell Elementary will close on October 5.
He says this is due to financial debt. This will affect 229 students.
Pre-K through 3rd-grade students will attend Earl Nash Elementary.
Fourth grade and 5th-grade students will attend Earl Nash Annex at the central office.
Sixth-grade students will attend BF Liddell Middle School.
Broadnax says he met with parents and faculty about the changes.
He says the state of Mississippi is giving the school district a $2.5 million loan. But for the district to become financially sound beyond the loan, this must be done.
So far, the state has only provided the district with $750,000.
“It is my hope to build a new pre-K building along with a middle school near the high school,” he said.
This summer, the state took over the school district and appointed Broadnax as the superintendent.