Fired Missouri education commissioner could get job back

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's former top education official who was fired last year could get her job back.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that former education commissioner Margie Vandeven was one of four top finalists for the job.

The State Board of Education interviewed finalists on Monday.

Board President Charlie Shields told the newspaper Monday that board members made a unanimous decision to hire one of the candidates. An announcement is expected Tuesday.

Vandeven was fired last year after former Gov. Eric Greitens stacked the State Board of Education with his appointees, who forced her out. Since Greitens' June resignation, new Gov. Mike Parson appointed new board nominees who relaunched a search to fill the position.

Roger Dorson is interim commissioner.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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