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Tue Aug 10, 2021, 07:06 AM

State-appointed superintendent still not in place following takeover of Holmes County schools

Four days after Gov. Tate Reeves authorized a state takeover of the Holmes County Consolidated School District and removed the current superintendent and school board, the new state-appointed superintendent is not yet in the district.

Students returned to school for the first time in over a year on Thursday, the day the emergency was declared by the governor and the school district was abolished per the recommendation of the State Board of Education, which now serves as the local school board.

Since then, there has effectively been no one running the day-to-day operations of the district.

Washington Cole, the deputy state superintendent and chief of staff, came to the district Monday afternoon to deliver communications to former officials and brief current staff.

Read more: https://mississippitoday.org/2021/08/09/state-appointed-superintendent-still-not-in-place-following-takeover-of-holmes-county-schools/

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