Legislature receives commission’s consolidation report

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STARKVILLE – A commission tasked with consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school systems by 2015 has sent its final report to the Legislature.

Starkville Superintendent Lewis Holloway said the report helps identify issues districts face.

For months the commission on the new Starkville Consolidated School District has worked to come up with suggestions that now go before state lawmakers.

One big part of the consolidation is a new partnership with Mississippi State University. Plans call for a new partnership school for grades six and seven that will work closely with MSU.

Also a pre-K program for all 4-year-olds in Oktibbeha County is being proposed.