Mississippi Board of Education

The Mississippi Board of Education is made up of nine members. Each member is appointed according to the rules in the Mississippi Constitution. The Board appoints the State Superintendent of Education, sets public education policy and oversees the Mississippi Department of Education.

Membership
Section 203 of the Mississippi Constitution was amended on July 1, 1984. It requires that the Mississippi Governor shall appoint one (1) member from Mississippi's Northern Supreme Court District, one (1) member from Mississippi's Central Supreme Court District, one (1) member from Mississippi's Southern Supreme Court District, one (1) member who is employed as a school administrator, and one (1) member who is employed as a public school teacher. Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor shall appoint two (2) members at-large, and the Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives shall appoint two (2) members at-large.

Educational Priorities and Board Mission
In its role as a policy maker, the Board of Education has a vision, mission, and set of goals. To further its efforts to create a world-class education system, the Board has also published its legislative priorities for the 2013 legislative year. You can view the board's 2014 legislative priorities here.

Current Board Members

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Term expires July, 2015
At-Large Representative

109 Dunbar Avenue
Corinth, MS 38834
Ph: 662-287-4672
Fax: 662-286-1885

  Dr. John R. Kelly, Vice-Chair
Term expires July, 2020
2nd Supreme Court District Representative

City of Gulfport
Post Office Box 1780
Gulfport, MS, 39502-1780
Ph: 228-868-5770
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Mrs. Kami Bumgarner
Term expires July, 2018
Teacher Representative

Madison Middle School
1365 Mannsdale Road
Madison, MS 39110
Ph: 601-605-4171

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Mr. William Harold Jones
Term expires July, 2017
At-Large Representative

P.O. Box 282
Petal, MS 39465
Ph: 601-545-8324
Fax: 601-545-8389

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Mr. Charles McClelland
Term expires July, 2019
At-Large Representative

6252 Winthrop Circle
Jackson, MS 39206
Ph: 601-991-2412
 


Mr. Richard Morrison
Term expires July, 2023
Administrator Representative

1220 Apple Park Place
Brandon, MS 39042
Office: 601-825-5590


Mrs. Rosemary G. Aultman
Term expires July, 2022
At-Large Representative

107 Caroline Cove
Clinton, MS 39056
Ph: 601-924-4830

 

Dr. Carey M. Wright
State Superintendent of Education

Mississippi Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
Ph: 601-359-1750
Fax: 601-359-3242

Mississippi Department of Education     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     General Information: 601-359-3513

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