Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Appoint or Elect County Superintendent of Education is the Option in Amendment to Senate Bill 2313


MISSISSIPPI SENATE:    An amendment to Senate Bill 2313 currently in the Education Committee and is being discussed to give counties an option. The amendment to Senate Bill 2313 would allow the appoint of the local County Superintendent of Education by the Local School Board unless the electorate in the county votes to retain the office as elected.  


Click Here to read the complete bill.  A short version is as follows: 


COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 2313
From and after January 1, 2016, in all public school districts, the local school board shall appoint the superintendent of schools of such district unless the electors in the county have voted to retain the office of elected county superintendent of education as provided in subsection (3).  At the expiration of the term of any county superintendent of education elected at the November 2011 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, unless the electors in the county have voted to retain the office of elected county superintendent of education pursuant to referendum as provided in subsection (3).  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.

Source: FCNews Source; Public Record