State may take over Noxubee County schools

Noxubee County is one of the districts that could go into a new statewide achievement school district.

Posted: Nov 8, 2017 3:15 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP/WTVA) - The state could decide next month to take over the Noxubee County School District.

A Mississippi Department of Education panel on Wednesday recommended that the Noxubee County be among the districts that go into a new statewide achievement school district aimed at improving academic performance.  Humphreys County and Jackson may be added as well.

The newly created district is supposed to start taking over poorly rated schools next fall. State leaders are also trying to hire a superintendent.

The state Board of Education plans to decide next month which school districts get folded into the new district.

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