Banyard out as Moss Point High School principal

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point School Board President Clifton Magee tells WLOX News that high school principal Dr. Spurgeon Banyard has been terminated. Magee said the board took that action at last night's meeting based on a recommendation by outgoing Schools Superintendent Kim Staley.

School officials aren't giving any specifics on why Banyard's contract was not renewed. He had only been principal of Moss Point High School for the last year.

Dr. Banyard has requested an appeal hearing. The school board will met next week to set a date for that hearing.

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