Tunica superintendent resigns ahead of possible state takeover

The Tunica County Schools superintendent has resigned days ahead of a meeting where the state education department will consider potential state takeover of the school district.

On Thursday afternoon, Tunica Superintendent Steven Chandler resigned in a letter to Circuit Clerk Sharon Reynolds….

…The school district has recently been under the watch of the Mississippi Department of Education, which found several instances of noncompliance with accreditation standards in the district. In an investigative audit done earlier this year, the agency flagged issues in special education, federal programs, instructional programs, career technical education and child nutrition, according to the audit.

MDE said the district was in violation of a number of accreditation standards, including Accreditation Policy 2.1.