All board members except one voted to place Art McCoy on paid administrative leave last week.The crowd Wednesday demanded his reinstatement and answers to why the decision was made.
The compromise now goes to a vote of the Edwardsville school board next Monday.
KMOX learns talks will take place Thursday
The board has already made its final contract offer, which the teachers rejected.
Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district’s 700 students will be subject to random drug testing when classes resume later this month.
The state reportedly has that authority because district 189 has not met academic standards for nine years.
The Missouri House has defeated a measure that would have required public school superintendents to be elected instead of appointed by local school boards.
Alex Pinder, a senior at Parkway Central High School, said that he had collected 538 signatures on a petition opposing the changes.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) __ A Florida school superintendent who calmly confronted a gunman who threatened to shoot him during a board meeting says God protected him when the man opened fire.