Jackson Public Schools could lose accreditation

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson Public Schools officials may get one more chance to convince state officials that the district should keep its accreditation. Loss of accreditation would mean, among other things, canceling sports and other extra-curricular competition to focus on academics.

The district is on probation.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that Mississippi’s Commission on School Accreditation will meet Monday to decide whether to give district leaders a chance to make their case.

The commission has never pulled accreditation for a public school system. For more than a year, state Education Officials have discussed the need to crack down on districts that persistently fail to meet standards.

The commission’s 10 a.m. meeting will be teleconferenced. There will also be public seats at the state Department of Education’s main building.