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Superintendents to be appointed per Mississippi law

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MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -

Beginning in January of 2019, all superintendents in the state will be appointed by their school's board of trustees.

Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2438 into law today, repealing the option for school districts to elect superintendents through county elections.

"There's a reason most of the U.S. appoints superintendents... because it works," Bryant said. "SB 2438 is a game changer that will send a message to the rest of the nation that we are determined to make our educational system one of the best in America."

Superintendents elected in the November 2015 general election will be allowed to finish their contracts.

Lamar Co. Schools respond to Senate bill requiring appointed superintendents

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