BELLE - A Maries County R-II school board member confirmed Friday four Maries County Middle School teachers resigned Thursday after not meeting performance standards.
Daryl White, Sr. told KOMU 8 News three teachers handed in their resignation letters at a closed-door meeting Thursday night. A fourth teacher resigned earlier that morning. Samantha White, who is in her first year as school principal, had earlier told KOMU 8 News she had recommended the board not renew the four teachers' contracts. White said the four teachers had not met annual evaluation goals. Samantha White and Daryl White are not related.
Superintendent Gary Doerhoff has told KOMU 8 News parents and students are unhappy with Samantha White's actions, although Daryl White told KOMU 8 News the teachers received due process. The school board refused to provide any details about the teachers who had resigned.
Daryl White told KOMU 8 News the district will begin the process of replacing the four teachers shortly.