UPDATE: Commission urges state takeover of Okolona school district

By Bobby Harrison/NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – The Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation passed a resolution today calling for the state to take over the Okolona school district because of poor student performance and financial difficulties.

The recommendation goes to the state Board of Education, which is expected to approve the resolution at its meeting Thursday.

For more on this story, read Tuesday’s Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.