- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - The state superintendent of education says the Leflore County School District is making progress under the direction of Conservator Robert Strebeck.

The state took over the district in October because of failing grades in state assessments over two consecutive years. Dr. Carey Wright says it’s reporting on its progress monthly.

During a meeting of the Greenwood Voters League, Wright declined to comment on layoffs that took place earlier this year. Strebeck, after taking over the district, had said that the employee payroll was “extremely bloated.”

The Greenwood Commonwealth (http://bit.ly/Vw2FnF ) says Voters League President David Jordan asked Wright if she had a timeline for the conservatorship to end and she replied she did not.

She assured the group, however, that the conservatorship was not permanent, saying it’s “not a sustainable model.”

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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