• Gov. Bryant Sets Special Election Date for North Panola School District

    JACKSON- Gov. Phil Bryant today issued a proclamation lifting the state of emergency in the North Panola School District. The governor also issued a writ of election setting Nov. 5 as the special election date to select a new board of trustees for the district.

    In 2008, at the request of the State Board of Education, former Gov. Haley Barbour declared a state of emergency in the school district based on serious accreditation issues in the district, and the State Department of Education then appointed a conservator to administer the district. The State Board of Education recently found that the serious deficiencies in the district had been corrected, requested that the state of emergency be lifted, and asked Gov. Bryant to issue a writ of election to permit the election of a new board of trustees.

    The deadline to for candidates to qualify for the election is Sept. 6. If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in the special election, a runoff election will be held Nov. 26.

    RESOURCE:

    North Panola School District Writ of Election: http://www.governorbryant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/North-Panola-School-District-Writ-of-Election.pdf

    Governor’s Proclamation lifting the State of Emergency: http://www.governorbryant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Proclamation-Rescinding-North-Panola-School-District-SOE.pdf

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