Most of Mississippi's 144 school Superintendents are hired by local school boards. But currently 55 of the top educators in their districts have to run for election to hold the office. Under a new state law, that will change and all 144 superintendents will by hired and appointed by school boards. We agree with this change.
The old method of running for office meant that districts were limited to only local residents holding the position. Highly qualified administrators who may live only a few miles away but outside the school district could not get the job. We view this as a win for education. Now schools boards can consider candidates from anywhere as they seek the best person to lead the education of Mississippi students.
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