Rimes named as new RCSD superintendent

The Rankin County School Board (RCSB) recently announced that Dr. Scott Rimes has accepted an offer to become the next district superintendent of the Rankin County School District (RCSD). Dr. Rimes is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools and Athletics for the RCSD. The RCSB decision was made official at the December 8, 2021, board meeting. Rimes will officially transition to his new role on January 1, 2022, after the current district superintendent, Dr. Sue Townsend, retires.


“We were fortunate to have many great candidates, but the board decided to hire from within. We are excited about this decision and the future of Rankin County School District under his leadership,” said Grumpy Farmer, RCSB President.

Dr. Scott Rimes stated, “It is an honor to be chosen to serve the RCSD students, staff, and communities as the new Superintendent. I appreciate the board’s trust in me to carry on the tradition of excellence. I look forward to continuing the greatness of this district with all of our stakeholders.”


The school board began the superintendent search process after Dr. Townsend announced her retirement in September 2021 to be effective December 31, 2021. Dr. Townsend has served as superintendent at the Rankin County School District for the past six years.



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