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State of Mississippi may take over 2 districts

The Mississippi state school board is seeking to take over districts in Claiborne and Leflore counties, but will grant the Yazoo City system a reprieve. The Jackson Clarion Ledger says the board has asked Gov. Phil Bryant to declare states of emergency in the Claiborne and Leflore districts. Under an agreement with Yazoo City, the district would lose accreditation and the state would appoint consultants to oversee improvements. The district would maintain local control, however, and would have until March 2014 to remedy its problems.

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