Embattled School Superintendent Resigns
FLORISSANT (AP) - An eastern Missouri high school superintendent who has been on leave since November has resigned.
Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Art McCoy resigned Wednesday, effective immediately.
The district and McCoy said in a news release that the resignation was a mutual decision that is in the best interests of the district. The statement says both parties agree that previous disagreements were not racially motivated. McCoy is black.
McCoy has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 6. The school board said it was investigating several areas of concern but has not publicly detailed those concerns. KSDK reports a previous letter to parents cited "a difference in focus and philosophy" for McCoy's suspension.
More than 1,200 people joined a Facebook group urging the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education to bring McCoy back.