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State board holds off on decision concerning Noxubee County schools

The Mississippi Board of Education met Thursday to discuss the fate of the Noxubee County School District.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2017 9:37 PM
Updated: Dec. 15, 2017 9:38 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) --  The Mississippi Board of Education met Thursday to discuss the fate of the Noxubee County School District.

The Noxubee County School District is one of the school districts being considered for the new state-run Achievement School District next school year.

In November, the Achievement School District task force made the recommendation after the Noxubee County School District failed for a second year in a row.

Doctor Bonita Potter, the chair of the A.S.D. committee, went before the state school board Thursday to answer questions about the committee's recommendation.

Many of the board members expressed concerns that a superintendent hasn't been hired to oversee the newly formed school district.

In a 6-to-1 vote, the state school board decided to wait until the Achievement School District superintendent is named before voting on the fate of the Noxubee County School District.

The board could make the decision sometime in February.

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