By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Tupelo’s school board took action on Tuesday to allow David Meadows to remain the district’s interim leader while it searches for its next superintendent.
It agreed to employ Meadows on a full-time basis for one year if he would withdraw from the state retirement system during that period, beginning Jan. 1.
Because Meadows was retired when he became interim superintendent in April, he was prevented by law from working more than half of the time that the position normally requires. That meant that he could not work past December, the sixth month of the fiscal year.
Meadows will now remain interim superintendent until the next leader is named and will then serve in a role determined by that person.