Specific Requirements for Meridian Schools' Superintendent

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

The search has officially resumed for a permanent superintendent for Meridian Public Schools. The application process opened last month.

As of right now, Doctor Randy McCoy is the acting superintendent. He is able to work for the Meridian Public School District for 130 days. He has been working two or three days a week until he gets all of those days.

Doctor Don Evans, the President of the Meridian Public School Board, says there are specific requirements for this role.

"Yes, one of the guidelines in Mississippi is you have to be a certified administrator in the state of Mississippi and you have to get that certification from the state department of education. So, we've got to make sure that whoever we get is qualified, but they also have to be certified in the state of Mississippi. If they are from out of state then their degree that they have there and their teaching credentials have to be certified in Mississippi and verified in Mississippi. "

Members of the school board hope to have someone in position by July 1st of next year. Dr. Evans is hopeful for the search process.

"I feel very optimistic that we will be successful. We were ambitious in our short-term goals before in looking for them. And we felt like we we had a good person on board. Although he had no superintendent experience, we felt like he would really grow on the job. So, yes we feel like the right person is out there and they are waiting for us and we are waiting for him or her. "

Depending how the search process goes, the school board could bring on a new superintendent before July 1st.


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  • by Concerned Parent Location: Lauderdale County on Nov 9, 2010 at 08:46 AM
    Have you actually seen what happens to a Superintendent who trys to fire incompetent teachers and principals? It's almost impossible. Some low life lawyer will take the case and it's just not worth it. I don't know the answer.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2010 at 08:14 PM
    "TAKE BACK OUR SCHOOLS" Hmmmm! That sounds like "TAKE BACK OUR CITY" LOL
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Nov 8, 2010 at 07:20 AM
    I hope they get a retired black drill sargent to do the job. He would get rid of slack teachers, union be darned, make unruly kids do laps,clean toilets or work in kitchen instead of kicking them out for a few days[which they love],gladly enforce dress code.The man running MHS seems like a good guy but he needs back up. Mister gang banger don't look so bad with a can of comet and a scrub brush in his hand. TAKE BACK OUR SCHOOLS.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2010 at 05:00 AM
    OH for pete's shake why are you getting those that cant do... from the same ____ pile.. all this requirements are from the only people that are the case of the trouble that is building the trouble.. catch 22.. I have seen the brain power coming out of MCC MSU and its scary..
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