Mayor: Upcoming Moss Point School Board elections a ‘catastrophe’

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) – Moss Point’s mayor calls the city’s upcoming school board elections “a complete catastrophe.” Jackson County leaders have a much different opinion, and the back-and-forth debate about the Nov. 7 elections has a lot of people scratching their heads.

A new law went into effect July 1. It requires Moss Point to elect its school board members. The city had 45 days to create five districts so everyone in the school district could be represented on the school board. The law says three of those districts have elections this year. The other two districts vote for school board representation next year.

Mayor Mario King says he’s working with the Secretary of State, trying to find a way to postpone the Nov. 7 election because he thinks there’s too much confusion and too many questions. Jackson County’s circuit clerk doubts that will happen.