- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A bill headed to the Mississippi governor would eliminate the election of school superintendents after the current term.

The House passed Senate Bill 2438 (https://bit.ly/1RpuTs3 ) with little debate Thursday night.

The bill passed the Senate in February and because the House made no changes, it goes to Gov. Phil Bryant. It would require that all school districts appoint their superintendents starting in 2019.

Superintendents are currently elected in 55 of Mississippi’s 140 school districts. The bill would require local school boards to choose them instead, with each appointment lasting maximum of four school years.

Any superintendent position that was filled in the November 2015 election would have to be appointed once the current four-year term ends.

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