State Department of Education Takes Control of Selma City Schools

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The State Department of Education is now running Selma City Schools -- and is already making changes.

State officials placed Superintendent Gerald Shirley and administrators -- Wanda McCall and Mamie Solomon on leave. They also met with other school officials and explained the focus of the intervention.

The state decided to intervene in the school system -- after an investigation uncovered sexual and academic misconduct -- and school leaders failed to properly respond.