State Board of Education asks Gov. Bryant to declare state of emergency in JPS

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – The State Board of Education has found sufficient evidence of extreme emergency to takeover the Jackson Public School District.

The State Board of Education is asking Governor Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency in the Jackson Public School District.

Board chair Rosemary Altman says Dr. Margie Pulley has been named interim superintendent of JPS.

Knox Graham with the Governor’s office released the following statement on the JPS takeover:

Gov. Bryant will carefully consider the recommendation from the State Board of Education before any decision is made regarding the Jackson Public School District. There is no timetable.

WLOX
9/14/17