The Clarion-Ledger, 10/9/8

School boards in Mississippi could face tougher fiscal oversight, and district rankings might be only as good as the the lowest-performing school’s under proposals discussed Wednesday at a legislative task force meeting.

The Legislative Task Force on Underperforming Schools and Districts, established by the 2008 Legislature, met in advance of a public hearing on the same subject. The group will meet again Oct. 29 with plans to firm up policy recommendations before its November meeting.

Each of the proposals are geared toward improving student performance statewide.