Monday, July 26, 2021

MDE Moving to Clinton

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

Due to repeated water leaks and flooding in the Central High School Building (CHS), the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will relocate employees who work in CHS in mid-August.  The move is necessary because the Department of Finance and Administration needs to make extensive repairs to the building.

The MDE is securing office space at South Pointe Business Park in Clinton. Core MDE staff will work from South Pointe, and others will telework temporarily. The MDE will work with the Legislature to secure funds to move the entire office to South Pointe. Phone numbers and email addresses for all staff will remain the same.

The moving date will be announced once it has been finalized.

MDE moved its CHS staff to South Pointe in 2015 when a fire in the Jackson Marriott damaged the building. After repairs were completed one year later, staff moved back to CHS.


Anonymous said...

Even the incompetent MDE has found a way to get out of Jackson. Water ( or lack thereof) appears to be as good of an excuse as any. Once again, a suburb (Clinton) has found a way to capitalize on Jackson’s inability to function. Maybe things will improve when Belhaven builds the gate and establishes the area with an additional “volunteer” tax neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

lol please god make them move the rest of the state agencies out of Jackson. Even a rat is smart enough to abandon a sinking ship! Leave Jackson to the competent and capable denizens of the democrat party!

Anonymous said...

The listing of "repeated water leaks and flooding" could just as easily have been "fears of robberies at gunpoint, carjackings, car break-ins, and drive-by shootings".

Anonymous said...

During my tenure at DOR, MDE occupied the third and fourth floors of building 4 (strangely there is no building 1 it just starts at 2). I think that was during the 2016 or 17 year. Might as well move them there permanently.

Anonymous said...

Lol at the dummies on here that don’t know the difference between a water leak in an old building (Central HS) and going without water service (which is what y’all are implying).

Sometimes, it’s best to keep your mouth shut and let people assume you’re stupid, as opposed to removing all doubt.

Anonymous said...

Whatever your view of Jackson's water problems, the issue is leaks and flooding in the building. The problem isn't related to water issues with the city, but with the conditions of pipes and plumbing in the building.

Anonymous said...

Gumflapper's incessant pot-shots at state government is serving his citizens well. Way to go, Chowke.

Anonymous said...

@3:15 is obviously a poor person and cant afford an extra assessment on their property. Or doesn't own any property probably. but is just a mouth breather who hates the government and has been told to say no increase in property taxes. and clearly doesn't understand anything about the CID. Sad!

j'etait Charles Martel said...

Past time to leave Jackson.
Time for Jackson to leave jackson
and move the county line west from the pearl river to State Street, moving those east of the line into Niknar without losing everything we have worked so hard for and which is melting under our noses.

Anonymous said...

South Pointe Business Park (aka The WorldCom building and campus) will be the permanent home of MDE, thanks to Speaker Gunn and Antar Lumumba. Also, I wonder what the additional rent will be in a location that adds an "e" to the name, such as Pointe vs. Point and Centre vs. Center.

Anonymous said...

Why you ask ? BECAUSE THOSE FUNDS were suppose to be used for plumbing ! Not drinks in New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

Speaker Gunn is lenient on agencies located in Clinton.

Anonymous said...

I actually graduated from this old school back in 75. Great memories within those walls, not to mention the massive amount of visionaries long before me that walked those halls and went on to help contribute to this once great city. For 20 years I’ve procrastinated going back and just walking those halls….guess I sat on my ass too long.

Anonymous said...

You ignorant morons in Madison and Rankin county really believe things will be better for you if Jackson continues to sink?

Anonymous said...

Nothing newsworthy can possibly come out of this agency unless we wake up one day and read that Carey Wright has been fired and has left the building.

PS: @9:12 - Nobody thinks 'things will be better' if Jackson sinks. It's just that it will make no demonstrative difference. Well, other than being able to conduct state business in a safe environment free from walking among creatures from The Valley of The Walking Dead.

Anonymous said...

You ignorant morons in Madison and Rankin county really believe things will be better for you if Jackson continues to sink?

Only an ignorant moron would deposit such a question.

Anonymous said...


Y’all can’t read

Hookah said...

Glad to know you can keep your email address if you move somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi needs a capital city. Jackson is no longer that.

The legislature and governor need to collectively decide: Either there will be a state takeover of Jackson and a massive rebuilding project, or we pick a suburb and start turning it into a new capital city.

We cannot continue to limp along with this smoldering ruin in center of our state, while others build viable, attractive cities.

If Republicans want a legacy of anything other than managing the decline, this is the Marshall Plan/Apollo project for Mississippi's next 100 years.

Anonymous said...

No, we don't 9:12pm.

We just cant force you ignorant morons do any of the things that would keep Jackson from sinking.

Anonymous said...

I remember when Witherspoon, writing for the Clarion, said state agencies owe it to the community to stay in Jackson. This was back twenty years ago when the Employment Security Commission had contracted work on a new building out on Echelon off north County Line. Of course his rationale was bunk.

Parallel to that, I also remember being told by the agency EEO Officer that my family owed it to the public school system to enroll our children in that system.

An agency's obligation (or one of them) is to protect its employees from gunfire, auto break-ins and daily sidewalk harassment. A parent's obligation is to his children, not a school system.

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