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Lee County schools getting new superintendent in November

April 28, 2019

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The leader of a school district in northeastern Mississippi says he is taking another job in November.

News outlets report Lee County Superintendent of Education Jimmy Weeks will go to work for the North Mississippi Education Consortium in Oxford.

The county school board has named the district’s assistant superintendent, Coke Magee, to succeed Weeks in the district with more than 7,000 students.

Magee will be the first appointed superintendent for the Lee County schools. Mississippi enacted a law in 2016 requiring all school districts have appointed superintendents starting this year.

Weeks has worked for the district more than 20 years was elected superintendent in 2011 and 2015. He helped persuade voters to approve a $13 million bond issue in 2012 for construction and renovations to schools.

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