HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis school district has ousted its superintendent.
The Hazelwood School Board decided last week to remove Superintendent Steve Price as he was beginning his third year with the district. In announcing the decision, the district said "new leadership is needed to guide the district at this important juncture."
Hazelwood met nine of 14 standards on the state's annual performance reports released last month.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UjeBCJ) reports that Price came to Hazelwood in 2010 from Ohio. The board in his previous district bought out his contract two years before it expired.
Price replaced Chris Nicastro. She left Hazelwood to become the new state education chief.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com