STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County school board learned Monday night that state-forced school district consolidation has some significant hurdles to overcome before it could combine the county school district with the Starkville School District.
Julie Jordan, director of operations for the Mississippi School Board Association, spoke briefly to the board about a meeting Monday morning that she, Superintendent James Covington and Starkville School District Superintendent Judy Couey all attended, along with several other people.
“The working group got together today to come up with ideas on how to do this,” Jordan said of possible school district consolidation.
Jordan, former Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees member, said there is a good bit of interest in consolidating school districts that are not performing well over time, but there are some legal challenges that must be addressed first.
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