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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