Ellis, 020180 MSAGO, 19800201

Docket Nº:19800201
Case Date:February 01, 1980
Court:South Carolina
Mr. G. Kenner Ellis, Jr.
No. 19800201
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
February 1, 1980
         Mr. G. Kenner Ellis, Jr.          City Attorney          Greenville, Mississippi 38701          § 37-7-203, Mississippi Code of 1972           Dear Mr. Ellis:          Attorney General Allain has received your opinion request dated January 31, 1980 and has assigned it to me for research and reply, your letter of request stating:
“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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