Charter school board votes to hire Schutte

other_state_newsBy Jeff Amy

Associated Press

JACKSON – Marian Schutte, an official with Louisiana’s Recovery School District, is likely to be the first executive director of Mississippi’s Charter School Authorizer Board.

The board voted 5-0 Thursday to hire Schutte, pending approval by the state Personnel Board.

Schutte has handled charter school authorization and monitoring for the Louisiana agency, which has taken over a number of schools, mostly in New Orleans. The district has turned most of its New Orleans schools into charters.

Charter Board Chairman Tommie Cardin says that Schutte’s experience teaching in and then overseeing charter schools, plus her work inside a state agency, make her the right candidate for the job. A second finalist, an unnamed Mississippi resident, was also considered.

The board voted to offer Schutte a $95,000 salary, plus a $10,000 relocation allowance.

  • charlie

    Mississippi voters keep in mind that all the money paid to the new charter school administrator, all the charter school board and all the charter schools that they create, comes out of the pot that the public schools are funded from. The public schools have been underfunded over 1 1/2 billion dollars in the last few years. The repubs are criticizing public schools for not doing their job when the state “leaders” haven’t done theirs. And Tate is calling for a tax cut.