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Appointed Superintendents Now Law: Governor Signs SB 2438

JACKSON, MISS– In the past, you’ve gone to the ballot box to vote for the next school district superintendent. 

That won’t be happening again. Governor Phil Bryant has signed into law Senate Bill 2438, which ends the election of school district superintendents. These superintendents will not be appointed by an elected school board.

Very few states still practiced the process of electing a school superintendent. Ninety-percent of the nation’s elected superintendents currently serve in Mississippi.

Those currently serving in elected positions will still live out their four year terms.

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