Ferguson-Florissant BOE and Supt. McCoy part ways

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FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) - The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education was schedule to hold closed-door hearings Wednesdays and Thursday on the future of suspended Superintendent Art McCoy’s with the school district.

But Wednesday afternoon, Dr. McCoy and the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education released a joint statement announcing the resignation of Dr. Art McCoy.


“It is mutually agreed and understood that full resolution of these matters is in the best interests of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. To those who have framed the issues as racially motivated, the parties are satisfied that each acted in good faith and with the best interests of the Ferguson-Florissant School District in mind.”

McCoy had been on administrative leave since November over concerns about 2012 attendance data submitted to the state.

Dr. Art McCoy's Press Release

March 12, 2014

"There is a time and a season for all things. Now is the time for resolution. Today marks the conclusion of my time as the Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. I resigned pursuit to a separation agreement to settle all claims with the current Board. I have enjoyed serving, loving, and leading the staff, community, families, and most importantly, the students of FFSD. This part of my journey has been rewarding and I thank all of those who have supported me over the past 6 years. It is because of you that we were able to achieve growth and progress.

However, it is now time for me to move forward in a different capacity to continue on with my mission to educate Missouri’s youth. The district and I have agreed to part ways so that we can both devote 100% of our time to those who most deserve it, the children.

I have no regrets about any of my actions on behalf of the children and families of FFSD. While I may no longer be the superintendent of this district I will continue to be engaged in my life’s work of ensuring that all of Missouri’s youth receive an education second to none. As such, I will always be here for the families and children of our district. The students deserve our support and advocacy for the best education possible.

I intend to be a part of the change needed in Missouri to prepare our children, ALL of them, wherever they live, for a bright and prosperous future. I ask for the continued support of the region as we move forward and I look forward