The Southern Boone School District has hired a new superintendent.
Board of Education President Ellen Kesterson says Chris Felmlee stuck out among the 26 people that applied for the job. Kesterson says Felmlee is currently the superintendent in the Van-Far school district in Vandalia.
The Southern Boone School District placed Superintendent Charlotte Miller on a professional improvement plan.
Earlier this summer, former Assistant Superintendent Carolyn Deffenbaugh released a letter of resignation – in it she slammed Miller, accusing her of favoritism, careless spending and mismanagement.
School Board President Ellen Kesterson says a committee of board members will meet with Miller every month to follow up with the goals outlined in the plan.
A school district official says Southern Boone Middle School Principal Bob Simpson released a letter of immediate resignation this morning. The move comes after Simpson was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday morning.
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Southern Boone County School District is preparing to investigate a long list of accusations of administrative deficiencies.