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Chief of research and development, leaving MDE after lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Education reported that J.P. Beaudoin will be leaving the department after barely a year of working. 

Beaudoin was the department’s chief of research and development. He was hired in August of 2015 to head up six offices. Patrice Guilfoyle, Communications Director for MDE confirmed to News Mississippi that Beaudoin will be leaving the agency at the end of October.

In August, a lawsuit was filed against Beaudoin with allegations that he created a racially and sexually hostile work environment and directly discriminated against Melissa Hall. Hall was a business systems analyst before she was fired by Beaudoin.

This is a developing story and News Mississippi will update as more details are provided in the lawsuit.

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