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2 Miss. school districts could be punished

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two Mississippi school districts are facing severe actions from state education officials.

The state Department of Education's Accreditation Commission on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a takeover of Drew School District for academic and money woes. The state Board of Education will vote Thursday on whether to take that step.

Moss Point schools are no longer fully accredited because of testing violations that include cheating. The Clarion-Ledger reports the district is on probation, and if problems are not corrected by early September, the commission's options would then include voting to withdraw its accreditation.

Moss Point Superintendent Kim Staley says a corrective action plan was sent to the commission and the district is awaiting official notice on a final decision.

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