The state Department of Education may be nearing a possible takeover of the Jeff Davis County school district this week, 7 ON YOUR SIDE has learned.
That word comes just a day after state officials summoned members of the school board to Jackson. Just weeks ago, the state auditor's office found board members liable for the district's $1.8 million deficit. Its investigation found that board members borrowed the money from 16th Section land funds and misused it.
7 ON YOUR SIDE has also learned that assistant superintendent C. Roy Jefferson and business manager Penny Thompson are no longer employed with the district.