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Moss Point Schools Superintendent drops appeal

Former Moss Point School Superintendent Kim Staley at a June 15th appeal hearing. Former Moss Point School Superintendent Kim Staley at a June 15th appeal hearing.
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

Ousted Moss Point Schools Superintendent Kim Staley has dropped his fight to get his job back. Staley's appeal hearing was set to continue Thursday, but was canceled.

School Board President Clifton Magee said an email from the district's attorney in this case said Staley's lawyers came to an agreement Wednesday night to drop the case.

The email stated Staley will not continue the legal fight because "it would not be in the best interest of the school district."

When Staley's contract was not renewed for the 2011-2012 school year, he appealed to the school board. Staley could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Magee told WLOX News, "We're just going to move forward with educating kids."

Moss Point named an interim superintendent last week. Dr. John G. Ladner is committed to a six month contract to lead Moss Point Schools.

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