COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school superintendent says he could seek a job that he has kept unfilled if school board members don't retain him as the district's leader.
Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright tells The Commercial Dispatch that he could apply to be the district's vocational director. Wright named an interim director, saying he couldn't interview any of 34 applicants because all were under contract with their current schools.
Wright was re-elected superintendent in 2015, but lawmakers abolished elected superintendents, meaning school board members must decide on hiring him after his elected term ends on Dec. 31.
Wright has applied to continue, although there are other applicants. While Wright has been superintendent, Lowndes County has had financial trouble after spending down savings. The school board had to cut teachers and raise taxes.
Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, http://www.cdispatch.com