City leaders protest state takeover of Jackson Public Schools

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – After releasing a nearly 700 page audit on the Jackson Public School District, some fear a state takeover could happen sooner than first thought.

However, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba says he doesn’t agree with this move and claims his office found many discrepancies in the report.

“The discrepancy of students who graduated without the reaching the qualifications and speaking to a number that the actual records clearly contradict,” the mayor explained.