TUNICA, Miss.–A state takeover is possible for the Tunica County School District, and now superintendent Steve Chandler is resigning, effective immediately. The state may put the entire school board out of a job, if the governor approves.
The state Board of Education said Thursday that the Commission on Accreditation will have a meeting on the district’s performance next Wednesday and discuss the districts performance and whether or not it warrants a takeover.
That would mean that a conservator would be appointed to get the district back in shape.
Right now the district is in violation of 25 of the 31 accreditation standards.
Chandler is an elected superintendent.