GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - State officials will consider taking control of the Greenwood school system Tuesday.
Mississippi's Commission on School Accreditation will consider a takeover at its meeting. The state Board of Education could affirm the action at a meeting scheduled Wednesday.
Gov. Phil Bryant must approve an emergency declaration before officials can appoint a conservator, deposing the current superintendent and school board.
Takeovers typically follow state findings of rule violations. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (http://bit.ly/1sv6Nl9) a 46-page accreditation audit with findings described as "serious" was delivered Wednesday to the district.
The 2,900-student district is rated "D'' under the state's grading system.
The state currently controls at least five districts - Aberdeen, Claiborne County, Leflore County, Oktibbeha County and Scott County.
Some lawmakers tried to merge the Greenwood and Leflore County districts this year.
Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com
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