Quitman school superintendent resigns

QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Newscenter 11 has confirmed that the school superintendent for Quitman School District has resigned.

Dr. Donna Boone (Source: WTOK-TV)

Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton says superintendent, Dr. Donna Boone, submitted her resignation at a special called school board meeting Thursday night.

Fulton says Boone resigned so she could move to the Mississippi coast to be with her husband who is an educator in Long Beach.

“I’ll be very nervous over the next few weeks as they move forward in the hiring of a new superintendent. So I’m asking the town to get behind whoever we hire because we have got to support our schools and make it the best schools in the state,” Fulton says.

Boone’s resignation comes at a difficult time for the Quitman City School system – Newscenter 11 has received complaints from parents about certain policy and procedure issues including discipline. We've also been told several teachers chose not to renew their contracts last month.

“I’m quite sure knowing that our trustees, they’ll be working hard to find us a candidate and make a decision on that candidate and whatever they decide to do, I promise you they would have diligently searched and gotten the best can possibly get,” Fulton says.

Fulton assured that the people in place will do their best in searching for the right candidate.

“We got great kids. We have a great community and now I’m going to have to have me a new great superintendent. And that’s what I want,” Fulton says.