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State Board of Education Selects Search Firm for the State Superintendent

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Board of Education (SBE) today selected the search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to lead the search for the next state superintendent of education.

The firm will conduct a national search beginning July 1 for applicants who meet SBE requirements. The SBE anticipates interviewing the top candidates in October. The new superintendent is expected to start in the position in January 2023.

MDE temporarily relocating offices within Jackson due to building repairs

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Department of Education offices located at the Central High School (CHS) building, 359 N. West St., in downtown Jackson, will temporarily relocate to alternate work locations beginning Monday, June 27, due to building repairs.

The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration estimates interior renovations and roof repairs to CHS will take at least six months to complete.

State Board Begins Process to Return Tunica County School District to Local Governance

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to begin the process to return the Tunica County School District (TCSD) to local control. The first step in the 18-month process is to select applicants to serve on the local school board.

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