From and after January 1, 2019, in all public school districts, the local school board shall appoint the superintendent of schools of such district. At the expiration of the term of any county superintendent of education elected at the November 2015 general election, the county superintendent of education of said county shall not be elected but shall thereafter be appointed by the local school board in the manner provided in Section 37-9-25. The superintendent of schools shall have the general powers and duties to administer the schools within his district as prescribed in Section 37-9-14 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972.Campaign managers are probably gnashing their teeth over this bill as an era of education will come to an end in Mississippi. Who voted against this bill in the House:
Nays--Arnold, Bailey, Bain, Baria, Williams-Barnes, Barnett, Bell (65th), Bell (21st), Clark, Cockerham, Evans (91st), Evans (45th), Faulkner, Foster, Hale, Holloway, Hopkins, Horne, Huddleston (30th), Karriem, Massengill, Middleton, Morgan, Myers, Paden, Perkins, Pigott, Sanford, Scott, Shirley, Staples, Straughter, Sullivan, Sykes, Thomas, Touchstone, Tullos
The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 40-9. Those voting against the bill were:
Blackmon, Browning, Hill, Jolly, Massey, McDaniel, Stone, Turner, Wilemon.
The bill goes into effect on July 1, 2016.