Board members and Superintendent Pauline Rhodes have been sniping at each other since she took office in January.
...Its candidate, Rhodes, the former Coahoma County High School principal, won.
could not be reached Sunday night.
About 62 percent of Coahoma County's population is black and a little more than 29 percent is white, according to the 2000 U.S. census.But the schools are reportedly about 98 percent black.
school board meeting, Winters admonished fellow members and Rhodes
as if they were badly behaved children.
...When a sheriff's deputy opened the door to restore calm, board member Patrick Campbell was heard cursing Rhodes.
...Rhodes has requested an accreditation audit of her district, which is not unusual for a superintendent who hasn't been in office long, said Beth Sewell, the state Department of Education's accreditation director.
Meetings have become more professional despite some verbal jabs between board members and Rhodes
, Hatten said.
...Member Margaret McGlown, who joined the board in 2000, thinks the board and Rhodes can overcome their differences.