Ellis, 020180 MSAGO, 19800201
|Case Date:||February 01, 1980|
Section 37-7-203(1) . Selection, term and qualifications of trustees of municipal separate school districts, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, provides in part as follows: No person...who is a teacher in or a trustee of said school district, shall be eligible for appointment to said board of trustees. I would like your opinion as to whether or not, in view of this statutory prohibition, The City Council of Greenville may appoint a person who is currently a teacher within the Greenville Municipal Separate School District to the Board of Trustees for said district.Section 109, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, and § 37-11-27, Mississippi Code of 1972 create problems generally with a school trustee also being a teacher (and employee) of the School Board, which situation generated an opinion of this office written by Assistant Attorney General George M. Swindoll, dated February 11, 1977, to L. Ellis Griffith, relative to a consolidated school district in...
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