MPS Board Meets

The Meridian School Board met Monday night to begin the process of selecting an interim superintendent.

The board went into executive session to discuss the one item on the agenda, listed only as 'personnel'.

Superintendent Charlie Kent was fired last week. Outgoing board president Edward Lynch says there is plenty of work to do in order to begin the full search.

"Dr. Terry Larabee has been named the short-term interim," said Lynch. "And now what we are looking for is a long-term interim until we can do a search for a superintendent."

A representative from the Mississippi School Board Association met with school board members to get the ball rolling on the process.

This was the last meeting for Lynch, whose term is expiring. In 2009, Mayor Cheri Barry said she would appoint financial and business analyst Teresa Hodges to fill that spot.

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  • by mhs teacher on Mar 5, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    Please hire someone who will have the ability to straighten out the problems at MHS. Someone needs to clear out the administrative staff; they are totally ineffective, inconsistent, and unapproachable by the teachers. The students are always right and the teachers have wasted their time writing referrals; this is why we do not write them. Students will tell you it is a total waste of time; they will get out of it. And the sad thing is, you know they are right. Until there is a strong united force who has what is necessary to be strong and consistent, MHS has not help. May be time for State Department take-over...
  • by Mother Location: Meridian on Mar 3, 2010 at 06:50 AM
    Please do something about the way the teachers are dressing around our kids. How can boys learn with teachers breast, legs and bottoms exposed. The male teachers dress as if they were on vacation. Also, what student will listen to a teacher dressed in an unprofessional manner. Your dress respesents whats on your mind. Maybe the teachers should wear uniforms. Thanks, A Concerned Mother of Two Boys
  • by Stud Location: Desota on Mar 2, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    Dear MPSD Board, I think it's a great idea to hire friends and have cronies. When It's "Hog Killing Time", you need people you can trust in the trenches with you. I know Mayor Berry and your new board member are ready for change. Just make sure that you are doing what's best for students...ALWAYS. Fire a few friends, upset some of your drinking/golfing buddies with following policy and forget what your church member think about helping kids that don't live in thier neighborhood. Be about the instruction and the enlightment of America's future. Your friend, Stud from Desota
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