Canton school superintendent fired

School board members in Canton have fired the superintendent of the educational system in the central Mississippi city.

Posted: May 22, 2018 10:47 AM

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — School board members in Canton have fired the superintendent of the educational system in the central Mississippi city.

Cassandra Williams tells the Clarion Ledger she was terminated at a meeting on Monday night.

A board attorney declined comment on the move, but Canton Mayor William Truly says he disagrees with the decision. Truly calls it a "sad day" for the city.

Williams was hired in 2016 following the termination of her predecessor.

The Canton school district received a grade of D on the state's school accountability system in October, but that was an improvement over the district's previous F ranking.

The grade is still considered underperforming on the state's grading scale, which classifies a grade of C or above as successful.

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