Education plan outlined

Parents of students attending public schools that lose accreditation will be able to send their children, and the related tax dollars, to another school under a plan Mississippi’s education chief outlined to lawmakers Wednesday.

Officials at the school where the child would enroll would have to consent, state Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham told House Education Committee members.

He said he and his staff plan to take to the state Board of Education this month a policy recommendation on granting school choice when accreditation is withdrawn.

Clarion Ledger