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Bills to consolidate 10 school districts move forward at State Capitol

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Bills are moving forward that would consolidate 10 school districts and abolish an eleventh.
           
Senators voted Wednesday to consolidate the Carroll County, Montgomery County and Winona districts into one. They also voted to combine the Chickasaw County, Houston and Okolona districts into one.

Finally, senators voted to abolish the Lumberton district and parcel out its territory to the Lamar County and Poplarville districts.
           
The House voted Wednesday to consolidate the Greenwood and Leflore County districts.
           
They're the latest in a series of efforts to combine or abolish small school districts pushed by Republican lawmakers. The House Tuesday voted to combine the Durant and Holmes County school districts.
           
Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, says he intends to ask senators to abolish the Coahoma County Agricultural High School.

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