Ferguson-Florissant School District http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Voters Back Incumbents in Normandy, Ferguson-Florissant School Board Elections http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/voters-back-incumbents-normandy-ferguson-florissant-school-board-elections <p></p><p><strong><em>Updated at 8:30 a.m., Wed., April 9.</em></strong></p><p>School board elections brought little change to Normandy and Ferguson-Florissant. In Normandy, three incumbents were facing four challengers for spots on the seven-person board. The winners were current board members Jeanette Pulliam with 19.07 percent and William Humphrey with 16 percent of the vote. A challenger, Gwendolyn Buggs, earned a seat on the board with a little more than 15 percent of the vote.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:12:25 +0000 Tim Lloyd 35146 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Voters Back Incumbents in Normandy, Ferguson-Florissant School Board Elections Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-all-school-board-races-are-ho-hum-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School board elections often prompt little more than a ripple of public interest, but they are stirring up quite a bit more in at least two north St. Louis County districts this spring.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:24:04 +0000 Dale Singer 34964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year Discussion: What Are The Characteristics Of A Good School Board Member? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-are-characteristics-good-school-board-member <p>On Tuesday, April 8, voters will take to the polls to elect board members for their local school districts. April elections, with their focus on local issues such as schools and municipalities, traditionally have a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/municipal-school-board-elections-among-matters-stake-april-8-election">low turnout</a>. However, the results of these elections have a big impact on people’s day-to-day lives, including the policies implemented in their children’s schools.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:55:38 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34901 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Are The Characteristics Of A Good School Board Member? McCoy Resigns As Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccoy-resigns-ferguson-florissant-superintendent <p><strong>Updated with interview with McCoy and report on rally:</strong> Art McCoy, who was placed on paid leave from his post as superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District in November, has resigned from his job, effective this Saturday.</p><p>The move was announced Wednesday afternoon in a joint news release from McCoy and the district Wednesday.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:26:06 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Dale Singer 34370 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCoy Resigns As Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent McCoy Is Considered For Presidency At Harris-Stowe http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccoy-considered-presidency-harris-stowe <p>Art McCoy, who is currently on paid administrative leave from his job as superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, is in the running for the position 0f president of Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon has learned.<br /><br />Asked about his candidacy for the job, McCoy said in an interview he did not want to discuss it while his status in Ferguson-Florissant remains unclear. But he did acknowledge that he had been asked by several people to consider the Harris-Stowe job, and he agreed to join the search pool.<br /> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:42:48 +0000 Dale Singer 34051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCoy Is Considered For Presidency At Harris-Stowe During Rosa Parks Observance, Education Touted As Basic Civil Right http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/during-rosa-parks-observance-education-touted-basic-civil-right <p>Access to quality education as a basic civil right was a major theme during the NAACP’s Rosa Parks Observance Day ceremony Sunday at the Old Courthouse downtown.</p><p>“Education is definitely a top priority for us,” said John Gaskin, who was recently sworn in as a member of the NAACP’s National Board of Directors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A speech from suspended Ferguson Florissant School District Superintendent Art McCoy closed the event, and Gaskin said the choice sends a message that the civil rights organization is committed to putting classroom success above politics.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:46:55 +0000 Tim Lloyd 33936 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org During Rosa Parks Observance, Education Touted As Basic Civil Right Contests Set For Ferguson-Florissant School Board http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/contests-set-ferguson-florissant-school-board <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 3:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 24 with news from press conference called by </span>Grade A 4 Change<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two of three incumbents on the </span>Ferguson-Florissant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> school board who voted to put Superintendent Art McCoy on paid leave are running for re-election in April, but they will be facing challengers hand-picked because of their support for McCoy.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:03:21 +0000 Dale Singer 33211 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Contests Set For Ferguson-Florissant School Board Date Set For McCoy Hearing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/date-set-mccoy-hearing <p><strong><em>Updated Feb. 23, 2014&nbsp;</em></strong></p><p>Lawyers for Superintendent Art McCoy and the Ferguson-Florissant School District have agreed to a hearing date of March 12-13, according to a district spokesperson.&nbsp;</p><p>McCoy is currently on <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/33586/ferguson_florissant_supt_110713">administrative leave with pay.</a></p><p>This will be McCoy's first opportunity to respond to the board's charges.</p><p>For the board, the hearing is a necessary step before it could dismiss McCoy.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:25:27 +0000 Tim Lloyd 32881 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Date Set For McCoy Hearing Ferguson-Florissant School Board Issues Charges Against McCoy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ferguson-florissant-school-board-issues-charges-against-mccoy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ferguson-Florissant school board has issued a list of charges to Superintendent Art McCoy, now on paid administrative leave, that could lead to his being fired for cause according to the terms of his contract.</span></p><p>Details of the charges were not released. The next step is for the board to schedule a hearing on the charges, which may or may not be open to the public, depending on whether McCoy and board members can reach mutual agreement on that point. No date for the hearing has been set.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:52:21 +0000 Dale Singer 32402 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ferguson-Florissant School Board Issues Charges Against McCoy Embattled Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent McCoy Speaks Out http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/embattled-ferguson-florissant-superintendent-mccoy-speaks-out <p>The Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, Art McCoy, spoke publicly today for the first time about being placed on administrative leave by the school board on Nov. 6.</p><p>Last week the Missouri Department of Education said it had found “significant alterations” to 2012 student attendance data that was submitted in August, and that it will work with district staff to make the necessary corrections. The state factors attendance numbers into how much funding a district will receive. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:07:18 +0000 Tim Lloyd 31760 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Embattled Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent McCoy Speaks Out