Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Superintendent bill passes committee

Leftenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following press release:

JACKSON – The Senate Education Committee today passed legislation improving the governance of school districts through appointed superintendents, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said. Senate Bill 2438 moves to the full Senate for consideration.
"The current model of electing superintendents strictly limits the ability of local communities to find the best candidate for the job," Lt. Gov. Reeves said. "Districts should be able to choose highly qualified candidates to lead their schools without the limits of an individual's geography and desire to run for office."
Mississippi is one of the few states that continues to elect superintendents. There are currently 55 elected superintendents in the state. The bill does not prohibit local boards from appointing their current leaders.
The bill, authored by Education Chairman Sen. Gray Tollison, R-Oxford, mandates that school boards hire superintendents to run daily operations. The change would take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
The Senate has passed the bill several times in recent years; however the measure has not survived the House.
"I believe this is the year Mississippi finally takes that crucial step in improving district management," Lt. Gov. Reeves said.

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Anonymous said...

While I'd like to believe this is the year for appointed superintendents, even a Republican supermajority hasn't caused Phillip Gunn to act like he has a pair of balls yet. How is this going to move through the House with that eunuch running things?

Anonymous said...

This is desperately needed. Appoint the judges next.

Anonymous said...

Aw, c'mon guys. It just wouldn't be Mississippi if we weren't maximizing opportunities for building petty political fiefdoms at the expense of competence and efficiency.

That's our thing. That's what we do.

Anonymous said...

Geez man, did Phil Gunn date your wife or something?

Anonymous said...

Why does Mississippi have approximately 150/160 Supers when we only have 82 counties. That's tons of wasteful spending

Anonymous said...

3:17, that is truly the Ms. way. If there isn't a position for a friend make one. Even if there is already someone filling the job. Adding another useless job filler is alright with Ms.

Anonymous said...

That first comment sounded like something Tate Reeves would say....

Anonymous said...

Can they appoint in Rankin County, IDR and his cronies just got the dumbest SOB in the world elected!

Anonymous said...

If only Rankin County could have had an appointed Superintendent instead of the elected crook Lynn Weathersby!

Anonymous said...

However, everything he says indicates 'the people' should have a voice in who their supt of ed is and that's the best approach to managing education. If THAT is true, how will that theory be realized by appointment?

Anonymous said...

5:35 that's pretty harsh... what do you base such a statement on? Could it be that IDR and his "cronies" beat your "guy" in the election?

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Anonymous said...

Weathersby is GONE if you didn't know. Dr. Sue Townsend is the new current superintendent and she has a strong background in schools and school administration. Just what Rankin County needed.

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