Sex ed bill likely offering in 2011

The recent Joint Legislative Budget Committee hearings may have focused on the coming fiscal year, but they also gave a preview of new laws that may be proposed when the Legislature returns in January.

Sex education, salary caps and public property uses were among issues lawmakers probed during their annual meetings with agency heads.

The state Department of Education is planning another push toward appointed superintendents.

About 147 of the nation’s 14,500 school districts have elected superintendents, Board of Education chairman Charles McClelland said.

Mississippi is one of three states that allows the practice, and education leaders want the policy changed.

Clarion-Ledger
9/27/10