Superintendents, Appointed vs Elected

Mississippi’s governor and lieutenant governor want to take elections out of the equation for school district leaders. The state association of superintendents has opposed that in years past. Now, the group isn’t taking a position.

“Less than 1% difference in studentoutcomes between elected and appointed superintendents. So if you’re going to change from elected to appointed, there needs to be a reason to change,” said Dr. Sam Bounds of the Mississippi Association of Superintendents.