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School board told: raise test scores before pay

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LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) - The attorney for Amite County's school board says the district should raise test scores before trustees try to raise their pay.

The Legislature has repealed a law that cut the pay of board members in half at school districts with failing state grades. Those grades are based largely on student scores.

The repeal was expected to take effect July 1. However, Attorney General Jim Hood issued a non-binding legal opinion that endorsed the previous law, despite the repeal.

The Enterprise-Journal (http://bit.ly/U8y7qH ) reports that on Thursday, Amite County School District trustees proposed a return to full pay

Board attorney Nate Armisted told them that in addition to being the official who made the call on pay, the attorney general is the only state official who can remove school board members.

Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com

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