2 Mississippi Board of Education members confirmed

news_education_greenJACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Senate has unanimously confirmed two members of the state Board of Education and a top administrator in the state Department of Education.

The votes took place Thursday.

Former Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman’s term on the board runs through June 2022.

Richard Morrison, an assistant superintendent of Rankin County schools, is serving a term that expires in June 2023.

Aultman was nominated to the nine-member state board by House Speaker Philip Gunn, while Morrison was nominated by Gov. Phil Bryant. They have both been serving while awaiting Senate confirmation.

The Senate confirmed Todd Ivey of Madison as director of the state Department of Education’s office of educational accountability. He was nominated by the Board of Education.