Resignations given by MS Supt., coach

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    Mineral Springs school superintendent Curtis Turner, Jr., gave his resignation to the school board, Monday night, effective in June.

    Turner told the newspaper, Tuesday, that he would stay in a consulting capacity for a year.

    Also resigning Monday night was head football coach Jason Burns who will reportedly stay at the school in a teaching capacity.

    Turner said of his resignation “It’s time. I love it here. The people have been great.”

    Turner was named superintendent of the school in May 2013 by the state board of education. The school was in financial distress and had been taken over by the state education department. Turner took office in July of that year and brought the school out of financial distress.

    He said that the school was making great strides academically, although the school is still classified under academic distress.

    The school is currently plaintiff in a lawsuit against the State Department of Education.

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