JPS Superintendent announces intent to resign, Mayor reponds


From Staff Reports


Dr. Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of the Jackson Public school district told the district’s board of trustees during a meeting Friday that he was planning on resigning.

The board accepted his intent to resign and will reconvene on Tuesday to discuss his final day on the job and his compensation.

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following statement, “”I salute Dr. Cedrick Gray and his family for their commitment to Jackson Public Schools. I bid him Godspeed in endeavors to come. The City of Jackson and its schools will thrive. It’s who we are and who we’ve always been.”

In October the school ratings for each district for the 2015-16 school year were released by the Mississippi Department of Education. JPS was listed as one of the failing school districts. At a recent JPS District meeting, some citizens called for the resignation of the board members and Dr. Gray.

He has served as superintendent since 2012.


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