The Marshfield Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday night to put Superintendent Mark Mayo on a paid leave of absence and he will not return to the position.
Mayo is the former superintendent of the Diamond R-4 School District, taking that position after the death of Greg Smith in 2001 and serving through June 2008.
Mayo has also been a Carthage City Council member, a lawyer, a banker, a social studies teacher at Carthage Senior High School, and a principal at Southwest. He was hired as principal at Diamond Middle School for the 2001-2002 school year.
KSPR in Springfield indicated Mayo's dismissal could be connected to sex charges that were brought against a Marshfield teacher.
From KSPR's coverage:
Thomas didn't know whether the board's decision had anything to do with controversy over a Marshfield teacher, Johnna Feazell, who was charged last October with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. The district put Feazell on paid leave after she was charged, and then fired her on Nov. 30.
After Feazell was charged, some parents said they'd complained to the district the previous year about inappropriate behavior by Feazell. The district acknowledged Feazell received two written reprimands in the previous school year for having inappropriate contact with the student at the center of the criminal charge.