Board’s two-superintendent vote may be reversed

The Monroe City School Board’s decision to appoint two interim co-superintendents might be short-lived. A twist emerged when Board Member Brenda Shelling, one of the members who voted in favor, expressed her intention to change her vote at the next board meeting.

In its October 30, 2023, meeting, the board decided in a narrow 4-3 verdict to appoint Sam Moore and Serena White as interim co-superintendents, with a term not exceeding six months.

The decision came in the wake of the board striking an agreement that allowed former superintendent Dr. Brent Vidrine to retire amid an ongoing misconduct investigation involving over $300,000.

When Dr. Vidrine was named superintendent in 2013, he promised to place Moore as the assistant superintendent. However, he instead appointed…


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