Three assistant superintendents have been selected for the Greenwood-Leflore School District.

The superintendent, Dr. Mary Brown, selected three current administrators from the Greenwood School District to work for her at the new district. The Leflore County and Greenwood districts will merge July 1.

Dr. Kenneth Pulley, principal of Greenwood High School, was selected as deputy superintendent. Likisha Coleman, principal of Greenwood Middle School, was named  assistant superintendent of student support. Charles Johnson, the district’s director of federal programs, will be assistant superintendent of organizational support.

The Greenwood-Leflore School Board accepted Brown’s personnel nominations during its special called meeting Thursday. Samantha Milton, the board’s vice president and secretary, abstained.

Following the approval, the board then approved sending Brown and her assistants  to the 2019-2020 Superintendent Academy, hosted by the Mississippi School Boards Association, an education nonprofit that assists public school boards across the state.

MSBA helped the school board in its search for a superintendent.

The academy would provide in-depth training throughout the school year for Brown and her assistants, Brown said.

In other business:

• Brown gave the board a list of maintenance repairs needed at schools of both districts.

The list includes repairs that could be conducted in house and those that may need to be contracted out. Brown said the county schools require more repairs than Greenwood’s. The superintendent said that no estimates have been made but that she would have those costs for the board’s next meeting.

Brown will plan a tour with board members of all the district’s buildings to gauge their physical condition.

• The consolidated district will host a teacher career fair March 30 at the Leflore County School District’s services building from 9 a.m. to noon.

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This should be named the Greenwood School District. No one from the county school out of three top position. I guess we will get the all the cleaning jobs.

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