St. Louis-Area School Chief Faces Another Firing

1 decade 3 months 1 week ago March 16, 2007 Mar 16, 2007 Friday, March 16 2007 Friday, March 16, 2007 1:13:19 PM CDT in News
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BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS - Armed with a scathing report from the Missouri state auditor, a St. Louis-area school board has taken the first steps toward firing Superintendent Henry Williams. If the Riverview Gardens School Board carries through, it would be the second time a Missouri district has cut Williams loose before his contract expired. Williams served two years as superintendent of the Kansas City School District before the school board there decided in 1998 to buy out the balance of a three-year contract. The Kansas City board cited some of the same spending issues criticized in the new audit. Williams was hired by Riverview Gardens at the start of the 2002 school year. Williams was not present last night at a public hearing where State Auditor Susan Montee announced key findings of the audit. That includes nearly $160,000 in overpayments to Williams and questionable business dealings between the district and his girlfriend.

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