New Hattiesburg schools chief starts Feb. 15

Published 12:44 am Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Hattiesburg schools superintendent James Bacchus will start his new job Feb. 15.

The Hattiesburg American reports his salary will be $150,000 a year.

Former superintendent Annie Wimbish made $161,000 a year. She resigned on June 30.

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Bacchus was chosen by the school board from a field of 28 candidates after a six-month search.

He is currently chief of student support for Memphis City Schools.