County Elected Officials | County School Board
Summary of Office
Responsible for K-12 education within the county.
Number to Be Elected
Five per county, one representing each supervisor district.
Term of Office
Elected by geographic district for a 4-year term. The general election for the office of county school board member is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of general election years. The term of the member starts on the first Monday of January after the election.
Criteria to Run
Must be a qualified elector and reside in the district from which he/she is chosen.
Duties of Office
Boards of education have limited home rule authority. In general terms, this means they have authority to regulate the school district’s affairs, property, and finances that are not subject to state law. They have the responsibility for curriculum, personnel, buildings, and district policies.
Additional information about this office can be found in the Mississippi Code Title 37 Chapter 5
Publication 3215 (POD-09-21)
By Jason Camp, Extension Instructor, Center for Government and Community Development.
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