Mississippi charter school board votes on director

JACKSON – An official with Louisiana’s Recovery School District is likely to be the first executive director of Mississippi’s Charter School Authorizer Board.

The board voted 5-0 Thursday to hire Marian Schutte, pending approval by the state Personnel Board. If that board approves, Schutte could start work by early November, in time to help the board reach decisions over the second year of charter school applications. Earlier this year, the board gave the green light for one school to open in Jackson.

Hattiesburg American