“The Superintendent does not provide effective educational leadership”

*Attendance reporting. The audit states:

The District has failed to report attendance in accordance with the reporting guidelines outlined in Miss. Code Ann. § 37-13-91.

Findings include failure to report unlawful absences within the required timelines, failure to ensure that correct contact information is properly placed on the student attendance referrals, lack of approved policies and procedures related to unexcused absences and tardies, and failure to report suspensions to the MDE.

In addition, auditors reviewing student records viewed documentation of students being absent for as many as 90 days and still passing courses and earned Carnegie units. (p.39)