New law changes process for selecting Moss Point School Board

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) – A new bill signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant has a big impact on the Moss Point School District.

The new law changes how the Moss Point school board is selected. Members will no longer be appointed, but instead elected by the public.

“You take the school board out of the hands of one or two and move it to the many,” Rep. Jeramey Anderson said.

Three years in the making, Anderson spearheaded the change that will divide the city into five voting districts, one for each board seat. The school district has struggled over the years with a D rating, and threats for it to be turned over to the state.