Appointed Superintendent Bill Passes Senate Education Committee
Today a bill that would eliminate elected superintendents in Mississippi has passed the state Senate and now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.
The measure would require that superintendents be appointed in all 144 Mississippi school districts beginning January 1st, 2019. That would cut off the last year from terms that superintendents were elected to in November. Of nearly 150 school superintendents in our state, one-third of those are elected, a number of them here on the Coast.Those against the bill are concerned appointed superintendents could mean higher salaries.
In prior years, this bill has passed the Senate but died in the House.