Board Wants State to Help St. Louis Schools

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Tuesday, November 21 2006 Nov 21, 2006 Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:56:35 PM CST November 21, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The president of the St. Louis School Board is asking the state to intervene to save the long-troubled district. Board president Veronica O'Brien Monday recommended a temporary suspension of the superintendent's office, expressing her displeasure with superintendent Diana Bourisaw. O'Brien personally chose Bourisaw for the job in July after Creg Williams was forced out. O'Brien spoke before the State Advisory Committee in a meeting in St. Louis. She stopped short of calling for a full state takeover. The committee will deliver a report on the district next month to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Several options are under consideration, ranging from a full takeover to a temporary district that would oversee the schools.

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