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Canton Public School District's superintendent fired

The Canton School Board has fired Superintendent Cassandra Williams. Source: MS Association of School Superintendents The Canton School Board has fired Superintendent Cassandra Williams. Source: MS Association of School Superintendents
CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Canton School Board has fired Superintendent Cassandra Williams. 

Board members called a special meeting Monday and fired the superintendent, who was attending a meeting at the State Department of Education in Jackson.

Williams was hired by the district in 2016, and tasked with raising state test scores.

The Canton School District had a "F" ranking when Williams arrived.

She was able to bring the district up to a "D" in her first year.

School Board attorney Lisa Ross said she had no comment on the termination. 

There is no word on when a new superintendent will be announced. 

This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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