JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's second-largest school district is seeking legal guidance on hiring its next superintendent.
School board members in Jackson are asking Attorney General Jim Hood whether the work experience of the district's three finalists to become superintendent qualifies under a 2017 Mississippi law that requires superintendents to have six years of classroom or administrative experience.
The Clarion Ledger reports that the board expects to receive guidance this month.
A previous attorney general's opinion interpreted the law to mean that a principal would have to work in a school that maintained improvement for three years in order to be in compliance.
That opinion ultimately led the Canton Public School Board in May to rescind its interim superintendent appointment.
Finalists announced for the superintendent's post include Dana Bedden, Errick Greene and Kenneth Simington.
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