Board meets in closed session on accreditation - - Jackson, MS

Board meets in closed session on accreditation

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Public School Board members discussed pending accreditation problems during a closed door session Wednesday.

The State Department of Education has given the district until June 2013 to comply with state and federal special education laws.

Trustees met in executive session for an hour and a half.

They have until October 30 to come up with a plan and name a special education administrator who will work directly with the State Department of Education.

When the meeting resumed officials said no final action was taken.

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray said they are dealing with a comprehensive document, but he would not comment on the specifics.

"If there is no agreement reached obviously we will have to go the next level. We're though that the examination of the document and the vetting and discussions of the board members will result in a favorable outcome for both Jackson Public Schools and the Mississippi Department of Education," said Dr. Gray.

The superintendent said board members plan to meet again before the October 30 deadline, but no date was provided.

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