State will take over city schools if no improvements made
By VERNON SIKES
The message could not have been any clearer: either get your act together, or we’ll take over your school district.
Dr. Laura Jones, of the Mississippi State Department of Education (MSDE), appeared Thursday during the Yazoo City School Board meeting to emphasize the severity of the school district’s ratings.
“Unfortunately, I’m here again tonight because we are in the second year of the New Start School Law with the high school,” Jones began.
Passed in 2010, the New Start School Law requires that if a school stays in the failing category for three years in a row, that individual school can be taken over by the state.
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