FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX) – Even though former superintendent Dr. Art McCoy resigned, the group backing him says they still plan to hold the Ferguson-Florissant school board accountable.

Voters go to the polls in just over two weeks to elect three new school board members. Alfred Long Sr., treasurer for citizens for education and community change, says the board is being irresponsible with district finances.

“You would spend over $45,000 for a lawyer, not counting the money for a private investigator to back into some charges that initially you said was a philosophical difference,” he says.

Ferguson-Florissant Board president Paul Morris says the attorney was necessary.

“There are six members of the Board of Education who voted to do this and we have our reasons,” he says. “We’re always held accountable to the patrons of the district.”

And Morris says the district will save some money by not having to pay Dr. McCoy’s contract.

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