Ferguson-Florissant superintendent on administrative leave

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FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) -  FOX 2 has learned that Ferguson-Florissant School District Superintendent Art McCoy has been put on administrative leave.

The school board voted late Wednesday to place McCoy  on leave due to, "differences in focus and philosophy between the Board and superintendent."   The board says the leave is not an indication of any wrongdoing.

"As this is a personnel matter, we cannot disclose further details; however, the Board feels that it is in the best interest of the District to address this situation by placing the superintendent on paid administrative leave as we work through the areas of concern," said Paul T. Morris, board president.

The board did not give any time frame for the leave and McCoy is still being paid.

The district's chief accountability officer, Larry Larrew, will now serve as superintendent.


  • Williams

    All of our North County public schools are having problems. We need to work together. I don’t think this is a good look for the FF school district. The board should have tried another path because this isn’t it.

  • Georgia Leek

    Dr. Art McCoy was a principal at Pattonville High School before going to Ferguson-Florissant school didtrict. As a parent, I was very saddened that he was leaving Pattonville and was very envious of the Ferg/Flor. school dist! Dr. McCoy is very involved with the students and parents of the schools. it is so sad that this has happened to him! Pattonville loved Dr. McCoy, we wish we could have him back, we know how great of a role model and wonderful human being he is!!!

  • Lucy McKnight

    Sure wish the Board or Mr McCoy were more forthcoming, Having never heard anything bad about him other than his (typical) outrageous salary, it makes one wonder what shenanigans the BOE is up to now.

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