Plan for St. Louis public schools draws fire

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Monday, March 31, 2014

A new plan that could bring in outside contractors to run more than a dozen city schools came under fire Saturday. St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kelvin Adams invited input at a public forum on his plan. He certainly got it.

The loudest critics were members of the disempowered elected school board. They took aim at Rick Sullivan, President of the Special Administrative Board now running the district. He was not among the close to 100 people at Central VPA High School in South St. Louis for the forum.

“He belongs here, in support of his plan that he’s trying to jam down the throats of this community,” said elected board member, Bill Monroe.

“The elected board cannot and will not support any outsourcing of management of the schools to any outside entity, non-profit or otherwise,” said elected board president, David Jackson.

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