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Slay Appoints New School Board Member

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Veronica O'Brien answers reporters' questions at a City Hall news conference.

By Matt Sepic, Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis – Veronica O'Brien will become the newest member of the St. Louis School Board.

Mayor Francis Slay announced her appointment at a news conference this afternoon.

O'Brien graduated from the St. Louis Public Schools, and has two children who participate in the inter-district desegregation program.

She works in the insurance industry, and will be sworn in at the next school board meeting.

O'Brien replaces Rochell Moore, whom a judge removed last month for gross misconduct.

Moore admitted to leaving threatening phone messages for a fellow board member and throwing a pitcher of water on a district official.

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