Alcorn County school board president Ricky Fields has resigned.

Fields told the Daily Corinthian that the selling of his old home in the second district and purchasing of his new home in the first district forced his resignation from the Alcorn School District Board of Education.

“It was actually a surprise to me,” he said. “My wife and I were not looking to sell, but when given the opportunity, we decided to take it. When we started looking for a new place, I never even thought about (county district) election lines.”

He said the house purchase was already in the process when he contacted Alcorn County Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling to clarify district lines.

Fields was serving in his fourth year of a six-year term, including three years as board president. His resignation was effective Thursday.

“It has been a great honor to have been elected to the Alcorn School Board and to serve along side some wonderful board members,” he said. “I am very proud to have worked with the teachers and administrators to improve the educational opportunities for our students.”

He said one of the top moments from his time on the board was first hearing the district received an overall A rating from the Mississippi Department of Education.

“Clearly, the Alcorn School District is one of the finest systems in the state of Mississippi,” added Fields. “Although I can no longer be on the board, I am excited for the further improvements that are being implemented and those being planned for the future.”

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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