New search set for leader to improve Mississippi schools

JACKSON – Mississippi education leaders are restarting a search for a leader to take charge of faltering local schools and districts.

Ocean Springs Superintendent Bonita Coleman, who leads a 24-member panel helping to plan the state achievement school district, said the group decided after an early round of interviews that none of the 75 applicants had the qualifications needed.

“I would prefer not to hire rather than to hire someone who cannot do the level of work we need,” Coleman said. She said her committee could be ready to recommend a candidate by October.

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