Appointed Superintendent Bill Passes
Elected officials will soon be a thing of the past the Mississippi house sends a bill to Governor Bryant’s desk that will require all Mississippi school superintendents be appointed after January 1, 2019.
This issue has been debated for more than a decade Mississippi is one of just a few states that still has elected superintendents for about 60 of its 144 school districts a few of them here on the coast.
Supporters say this will allow qualified candidates to cross county lines and will give superintendents more time to focus on education rather than re-election.
Governor Bryant has voiced support over this bill and is expected to sign it into law in the coming days.