Meridian, Miss. Education was the main topic of discussion at Thursday night's Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP meeting.
NAACP President Randle Jennings tells Newscenter 11 the organization will be closely monitoring several issues in 2014. This includes the renewal of Superintendent Dr. Alvin Taylor's contract, as well as the Department of Justice case that is scheduled for next year concerning the alleged School to Jail Pipeline.
"There are some new projects we're working in the works with with Dr. Taylor, the superintendent, and the Meridian Public School District," Jennings says. "Primarily a program called Community Service Suspension, where a child may get a chance to, if he or she is suspended, they won't necessarily be suspended at home."
Jennings says he was named president of the NAACP three weeks ago. He succeeds John C. Harris.