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Bill to appoint superintendents passes through Senate Committee

JACKSON, Miss.- Legislators met on the Senate Education Committee today at the Capitol and passed the bill to improve the governing of school districts by appointing superintendents versus election. 

Currently Mississippi is one of the only states that still elects this position. With a change in legislation it would allow districts to fill the position with an individual that is not bound by geography to the location.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said this new model would help districts chose qualified candidates for the superintendent role. If the bill passes through the full Senate it will be reviewed by the house.

In past years the House has rejected the legislation, however this year lawmakers feel Mississippi is ready for that change.

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