Meridian Public School District Superintendent Search Postponed

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Members of the Meridian Public School Board decided Thursday night to wait a few months before continuing the search for district superintendent.

After meeting with Mississippi School Board Association consultants, members of the board agreed to wait until October 1st, 2010 to begin the search. The board will take applications for superintendent from October 1st through November 19th.

"Anybody who would want to interview with us, and apply for a position with us would not have time at this time. So we think once school has begun and they have the opportunity to start in October, then we'll get more applicants and better applicants," explains Dr. Don Evans, the President of the Meridian Public School Board.

Currently, Dr. Randy McCoy is serving as the new, temporary superintendent. He attended a special called meeting for the Meridian School Board earlier this week. It was his first meeting.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2010 at 12:33 PM
    JDL David as i said you are one still shows me most are on their knees faith with out action is dead... action with out faith is dirty rags before the eyes of God.. shame most forgot this
  • by David Location: Stonewall on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    I believe that the reason the "mess this county is in" is because we as a country have turned away from God! I believe that we need to continue to pray for all of our leaders local and federal. There is a time for ammo and cleaning house, but that time has not come and I hope that it never will. The schools in this county are in a mess because we as a nation have bowed down to the minority that God and Jesus in school offends some people. This nation was and is built upon Christian principles. We need to put God back into the school system and the government. To the other anonymous, I am sorry that your friend has lost his legs and that they unfortunately do not grow back. You could pray that with the help of doctors and others that he/she may receive "new" legs upon which to walk. As far as your eyes, pray and have faith and have others pray and have faith for your sight to return. You have to mean it in your heart not just say the words and never get discouraged.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    time all you bible thumper's get off your knees and do something about the mess this county is in.. praise the Lord pass the ammo... stop whining about it all and clean house..
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jul 19, 2010 at 09:15 AM
    As a community we need to come together. It is time for everyone to start showing their support to the school board who is dilligently working to provide this district with a well qualified superintendent. I believe their choice to bring Dr. McCoy in is going to prove to be the best for this district at this time. But, we as members of the community need to get on board and show our support. It is hard to do a quality job when everyone is so negative. Those of you who are so quick to criticize need to stop.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    While you all are at it, pray for my friend to grow back his legs, and for my 20/20 uncorrected vision to return.
  • by Prayer Action = Improvement for all Location: Meridian on Jul 17, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    I agree everyone needs to be praying for this school district. But, there needs to be some action on everyone's part. First, you need to stop complaining and become a part of the solution to help turn this school district around. The school board, interim superintendent, principals and most of all our teachers need you to do your part to make MPSD better. Stop complaining and do something to help make school a positive place for learning. If the parents are incable of taking responsibility for their children you as a group of community leaders, ministers, etc need to do your part to mentor the young parents and their children and do as the bible teaches to "Train up a child (young parent) in the way he should go and he will not depart from it." You will be held accountable for your deeds. Just talk has not gotten anyone anywhere. Our school district should be a calling card for industry and new jobs to come to this area. Meaning more jobs, more money in everyone's pocket. Do your part!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM
    Do you BELIEVE this guy? Randy McCoy says he isnt in the position to "fix" or "make things better", hes just there "until they get someone to permantly fill the spot".....Thats EXACTLY the problem that the district faced before!....They arent trying to correct anything. People are just filling in the SPOT because its a paycheck!!!
  • by I'm praying too Location: Meridian on Jul 16, 2010 at 05:32 PM
    Diogenes, from your post, I gather you believe that scriptural = misguided? All Christians are called to "pray without ceasing" and that is exactly what the community needs to do. You ARE right, the community must ACT as well, as "faith without works is dead." However, before anything else, we all need the Father's blanket covering us during the process (all = board, principals, teachers, students, community). btw, your post reflects your screen name. See you Monday!
  • by Diogenes Location: Meridian on Jul 16, 2010 at 01:37 PM
    To: Praying for the right one. You appear to be yet another misguided "Christian" who believes that all one has to do is pray. If that was true, we who all live in Utopia. We should pray for wisdom, health, strength, etc., the things one needs to accomplish an objective and go about working toward that objective. Bear in mind that "pray/faith without works is dead." Dr. McCoy has told us what to expect from him: "I'm not here to overall change the system. I'm here to maintain......until you get your permanent superintendent." If you are satisfied with the "direction" of our schools, just continue to pray. But for those of us that are not satisfied, I pray that we combine work (involvement) with prayer. The next regular school board meeting is July 19th. I pray that you will attend.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    Abolish the MPS and restructure the LCSD. There is no need for two school districts in Lauderdale County. Maybe then people would not move from the city to the county to get out of the MPSD.
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