Sued Superintendent’s Contract Extended, In-Fighting Continues in Natchez

NATCHEZ, Miss.–The Natchez Board of Aldermen and Mayor Butch Brown are scheduled to meet today with education board members as they continue to contend with poor communications and a lack of trust in how local schools are being managed.

This comes a week after Brown and aldermen joined Adams County supervisors to meet with the Natchez-Adams School District leaders to air out disputes they’ve had with them for more than a year. The head of the Mississippi School Boards Association was there as a mediator.

Their conflicts have largely been about the hire-and-fire decisions made by the NASD administration. The most recent is the school board’s extension of NASD Superintendent Frederick Hill’s job contract as he fends off lawsuits alleging he unjustly forced school employees out of their jobs