OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss.-- The wheels were set in motion today by the Commission of School Accreditation to bring a conservator in from the state to run the school district.
Director of communications for the Mississippi Department of Eductation Patrice Guilfoyle says, "The commission voted this morning unanimously to approve a resolution for the State Board of Eduction to consider a state of emergency for the Oktibbeha County School District."
This is just the first step of three that has to happen for the district to lose local control.
Guilfoyle added, "The State Board of Education is set to meet by teleconference this afternoon at 1:30. They will then vote on whether to ask Governor Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency for the district."
If these last two parties decide the affirmative then Guilfoyle says, "personnel will be brought in on a temporary basis to help correct some of the concerns that the office of accreditation has found."
The district received a rating of "D" this month when the newest Mississippi rating came out for school districts.