In a press release sent out today, St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Diana Bourisaw says CEO Rick Sullivan is still running the district.
“Rick Sullivanâ€™s appointment to the Special Administrative Board remains in effect,” said Bourisaw. “Reports indicating that Governor Blunt withdrew Mr. Sullivanâ€™s appointment are unfounded. The district will continue with business as usual.”
Unfounded? Not really.
Below is a copy of the letter, signed by Governor Matt Blunt, withdrawing Sullivan’s nomination.
The question that now remains is whether the Special Administrative Board will have to re-elect Sullivan as President of the Board following Blunt’s expected re-appointment of the Chesterfield real estate developer in the coming days.
Both Rick Sullivan and Derio Gambaro have indeed been withdrawn. This is a fact. Read the letter for yourself above.
Before the next meeting of the Special Administrative Board of St. Louis Public Schools (and after the Missouri Senate has adjourned again till January), Sullivan will most likely be re-appointed by Blunt through a letter sent to the Senate. This is the process.
In the meantime, Sullivan cannot legally vote, hire, fire, sign contracts, or anything else. No matter what PR people or the “Daily-Disappointment” says.