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Former Ferg-Flor superintendent gets another chance with Jennings

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The former superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District is getting another shot at leadership, this time in the Jennings School District.

Dr. Art McCoy’s tenure with the Ferguson-Florissant District ended abruptly when the school board made the controversial decision to place McCoy on administrative leave in 2014. McCoy made the decision to resign, despite support from parents and students.

Dr. McCoy says it's good to be home again. He replaces the district's current superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson.

There's a lot of excitement at the high school with McCoy taped as the next new superintendent. That's one of the reasons why the search was so fast -- The school district saying they knew who they wanted and that was McCoy.

McCoy says he had no hesitation to come back home and serve his community. 

"The board Ferguson-Florissant and I have resolved all issues and have no issues at this point and it was resolved quite a while ago," said McCoy.

McCoy will take over in July for Tiffany Anderson, who heads to run schools in Kansas. Anderson was able to turn the district’s performance around after taking the job in 2012. The district now has a graduation rate above 90 percent.

Anderson is credited with the district’s turnaround performance around after arriving in 2012. It now has a graduation rate above 90 percent. 

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