Educational Committee Releases Report

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A commission reviewing Mississippi's public school structure has proposed steps to smooth the way for school districts to consolidate, but it did not mandate any mergers.

The governor's office released the report Friday.

Gov. Haley Barbour formed the Commission on Mississippi Educational Structure last year after he proposed reducing the state's 152 school districts by one-third as a way to save money.

The commission recommended that consolidation continue to be voluntary, with the state providing some incentives to entice mergers.

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  • by yee haw on Sep 10, 2010 at 01:35 PM
    Gonna be some PO uppity up folks in Enterprise if they have to consolidate with Quitman. Stay tuned
  • by Anonymous Location: sebastopol on Sep 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    Hey tell that to LEAKE COUNTY BOARD.THEM ______.....
  • by Guy South of I-20 on Sep 10, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    It's illegal? You sure about that? Yes, the state has to approve it but merging school districts is not against the law. In fact, it was our wonderfully corrupt guv who suggested it in the first place.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2010 at 09:55 AM
    now this will be interesting as the law stands you cant do that.. when schools did try it the state said no..
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