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Video: Okolona ‘Dream Team’ to Meet Monday

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OKOLONA, Miss. (WCBI) — They don’t start work until Monday but they already are being called the ‘Dream Team.” And Okolona parents hope they are up to the task.

The five Okolona school board members named last month by Okolona aldermen will have their first organizational meeting Monday.

Sara Jenkins, Doctor Jerome Smith, Bill Stewart, William Bailey and Nancy Sullivan are charged with hiring a superintendent and overseeing the school district as it comes out from under three years of state oversight.

The board hopes to have a superintendent hired by early summer.

Monday’s meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Okolona Vocational Center.