Holmes County residents not happy about consolidation bill


DURANT, Miss. (WJTV) – Holmes County residents are not thrilled about House Bill 24-94.

That bill would consolidate school districts in Holmes County and that’s not sitting well with a lot of people in Holmes County especially in Durant.

The bill is being discussed in the Mississippi Legislature and it will require an administrative consolidation of the school districts in Holmes County.

The Durant Public School District Superintendent says consolidating school districts won’t help anything.

“All parties expressed that they are opposed to consolidation and that it will not improve the quality or the efficiency of education here in Holmes County,” Edwin Robinson, the Superintended of Durant Public School District, said.

The commission on the Holmes Durant Consolidated School District structure provided a report to the legislature that contained the sentiments of the citizens of Holmes County in reference to the bill last December.

According to the Superintendent Robinson, Durant Public Schools is ranked a “D” with a graduating rate of 74.6 percent.

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