The state Board of Education is putting the issue of how superintendents get their jobs at the top of its legislative priority list.
Petal lawyer Bill Jones, vice chairman of the board, favors appointing school superintendents. He says there are many reasons, including the limited pool of qualified candidates in some rural areas who could run for the position.
However, he says in the Pine Belt area, there are many well-qualified elected superintendents.
Forrest County Superintendent Kay Clay says there are benefits and pitfalls to both systems. She says as an elected superintendent, she feels accountable to those who put her in office.
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