April 20, 2012 In News
JACKSON – Governor Phil Bryant today declared a state of emergency exists in the Aberdeen School District, authorizing the state Department of Education to take immediate corrective action.
“After a thorough review, it is imperative for the state to obtain control of the Aberdeen School District and take immediate steps so the district can begin to recover from serious leadership and management deficiencies,” Gov. Bryant said. “Accreditation violations, state and federal law violations and a continued pattern of poor student performance are unfortunate and will not be tolerated. The students and community of Aberdeen deserve better.”
The Governor’s proclamation is in response to a resolution adopted by the Mississippi Board of Education at its April 20, 2012 meeting, requesting a State of Emergency be declared pursuant to state law.