Governor Phil Bryant Commends Senate on Passage of Appointed Superintendents Bill

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant commended the Mississippi Senate today for passing Senate Bill 2438, which requires superintendents be appointed by school boards.

“There is a reason that most of the nation has decided to appoint superintendents rather than elect them – because it works,” Gov. Bryant said. “Expanding the pool of candidates beyond a school district’s boundaries and removing politics from the office will better serve students, parents and teachers. I am pleased the Senate has passed this legislation, and I encourage the House to do the same. This should be the year this simple act of transformative innovation arrives in Mississippi.”