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Gov. Bryant calls for special election in Scott Co. School District

Source: WLBT archives Source: WLBT archives
SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Gov. Phil Bryant today issued a Writ of Election calling for special election for a new Board of Education for the Scott County School District to be held on January 6, 2015.

On February 11, the five members of the Scott County Board of Education tendered their joint resignations, effective February 28.

A Scott County School District superintendent will be appointed by the Scott County Board of Education after the special election.

On February 25, Gov. Bryant, in response to the Resolution and request of the Mississippi Board of Education, issued a Proclamation authorizing the State Board and the Department of Education to take appropriate and necessary corrective actions to address the safety, security and educational interests of the children of the Scott County School District.

The qualification period for this special election will start on October 8, and the qualifying deadline is November 7.

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