Junior college head draws fire over Initiative 42 email

When we last met, I proposed that we use our efforts to raise funds to help battle the passing of Ballot Initiative 42,” Jones County Junior College President Jesse Smith wrote in a Sept. 16 email to school presidents in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

The email was sent from Smith’s Jones County Junior College account, prompting those with the 42 For Better Schools campaign to ask the auditor’s office to investigate…

…Rana Mitchell, assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School District and supporter of the Initiative 42 campaign, filed a complaint with the State Auditor’s Office over the email, according to a press release from 42 For Better Schools.