The Quitman School District school board has hired Dr. Lynn Weathersby as interim superintendent of Quitman School District, effective July 1, 2021.
Dr. Weathersby has 16 years experience as superintendent of Rankin County School District. He developed and supervised a budget exceeding $170 million annually, maintained the lowest millage rate of 49.42 in the Jackson Metro area, and established an AA Standard and Poor’s financial rating. The district’s dropout rate was lowered to 8.7%.
Dr. Weathersby supervised 28 schools, 19,300 students and over 2,500 employees. Under his leadership, RCSD created the largest dual enrollment program in the state, implemented the Gateway to College program, and began Career Academies. When he retired in 2016, Rankin County School District was one of 14 Mississippi school districts with a state accountability of A and an academic performance of 6th in the state.
Dr. Weathersby is no stranger to QSD. He served as interim superintendent for the district in 2017. QSD board president Brenda McCormick comments “we are very fortunate to have Dr. Weathersby come back to our district. He is ready to start working right away.” While Dr. Weathersby shares his knowledge and experience as interim superintendent the board will begin the search for the permanent superintendent of Quitman School District.
Welcome back Dr. Lynn Weathersby to Quitman School District and Clarke County!