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JPS Superintendent will appeal decision not to renew his contract

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Superintendent of the Jackson Public School System will appeal the decision not to renew his contract.

Dr. Lonnie Edwards confirmed his decision on Friday.

Edwards was hired in August of 2008, but was told last week that his contract would not be renewed when it expires in June. No official explanation from the school board has come down regarding their decision.

State Department of Education data shows out of the 55 Jackson schools, 34 are considered at risk of failing or are on academic watch, which is the middle and second-to-last tiers of the state's rating system.

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