Mississippi Law Places Tight Rein on Superintendents
Mississippi is sending a strong message to its superintendents: Fix your low-performing school districts within a two-year period, or you’re out.
Under legislation signed May 12 by Gov. Haley Barbour, local superintendents would lose their jobs if their districts were labeled “underperforming” as measured by the state accountability system for two years in a row.
Elected superintendents would be removed by the governor and barred from running for re-election; appointed superintendents, already subject to dismissal depending on their contracts,...
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