SUNFLOWER COUNTY, MS (WLBT)- WLBT has an update now on a troubled Mississippi school district.
State and county education officials will meet next week to discuss a proposed state takeover of the Sunflower County School District.
The state board of education voted Friday in favor of the change in control. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Education say the district faces many issues that jeopardize the safety, security and educational interests of the students.
Meetings of state and local school officials, parents and community members are planned for Monday and Tuesday. Governor Haley Barbour will make the final decision.