With the school year over, leaders of the Jackson County School System are hoping the brief summer lull will give them time to get a handle on what has been one of the most tumultuous periods in the system’s history.
Over the last two weeks, the system has been roiled by leadership changes at the top and shaken to discover that its financial condition is even worse than believed.
Over the last two weeks:
•Superintendent John Green resigned on May 16, apparently under pressure from the board of education after it discovered a series of proposed employee cost-cutting moves promised in April had not been done. Assistant superintendent April Howard was named interim superintendent a few days later.