The Carroll County School Board has decided to move forward with a Superintendent Search.
The board has been in talks about the search since January.
They have chosen to use the Mississippi School Board Association to assist with the search, and to help guide with the decision making process.
Board Member, Stella Washington-Bell is in opposition of the search, and would like to see things, and positions remain the same.
The current Superintendent is Billy Ferguson, who was elected in the position. His term will be up in December of this year.
"It's all about our students. We have the best students, our superintendent cares a lot about our students. Just last year he was sent a letter from the Mississippi Board of Education, and also the Mississippi Department of education congratulated him for the superb job that he has done since 1969. Our superintendent actually reduced his salary by 75 percent in 2013, to like $21,000 plus fringes. So bringing in a new superintendent will actually cause Carroll County School District to have financial hardships and employees losing their positions," says Washington-Bell.
We also reached out to President of the Carroll County School Board, James Deloach and he was not available for comment. Also note the law has changed in regards to electing a Superintendent into office. At the end of this year, superintendents will no longer be elected in the state. They will have to be appointed by the School board beginning January.