Hearing will decide fate of Ferguson-Florissant Supt. Dr. McCoy

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(KTVI) – The Ferguson-Florissant school board has decided to hold a hearing on the future of superintendent Art McCoy.

In a letter sent home to parents, school board President Paul T. Morris said that the board has voted 6 to 1 to issue what it calls a “notice of charges” against Dr. McCoy.

The board will hold a closed-door hearing unless Dr. McCoy and the Board decided to hold it in open session.   Attorneys on both sides have yet to set a date for the hearing.

The board will then vote whether or not to terminate Dr. McCoy’s contract for cause.

“This was a very difficult decision, but one that we believe is in the best interests of our students, parents and community,” Morris said in the letter.   “We recognize and are grateful for Dr. McCoy’s contributions to our students since becoming superintendent. Unfortunately, we find it necessary to take this action at this time.”

Dr. McCoy was placed on administrative leave in November. Since that time, some students and parents have spoken out against the move and demanded the return of Dr. McCoy.

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