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Different Fates Recommended for Ag Schools

By Jeff Amy/The Associated Press

JACKSON — Two of Mississippi’s three agricultural high school districts could be abolished.

The state Board of Education approved a report Thursday calling for the closure of Hinds Agricultural High School in Utica. The report calls for changing Coahoma Agricultural High School north of Clarksdale into an early college high school where students could earn a high school diploma and college credits.

However, the recommendations call for allowing Forrest County Agricultural High School in Brooklyn to continue as it is currently structured.

The state Department of Education paid $6,000 to a consulting firm for the report. It came in response to efforts by some legislators in the 2012 session to abolish all three schools.

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