MCSB votes to move school, suspects misconduct from school employee

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Monroe City School Board is digging into suspected misconduct by an employee. The board found discrepancies in their financial bookkeeping. It voted Tuesday night to forward a resolution on the matter to the Louisiana Legislative Office.

The board and its attorney discussed the issue in executive session.

Rodney McFarland, the board's president, wouldn't give the name of the employee. Superintendent Brent Vidrine said it wasn't a teacher.

The board also voted to move Martin Luther King Junior Jr. High School. They want to rebuild the school near Wossman High School. The board planned on moving it to Oregon Trail on city property, but members learned the city is planning to use use that land for recreational purposes.

Now, the board plans to build it on a lot adjacent to the school on Parkview Drive.

Lastly, Monroe City handed over a big check to the school board. Mayor Jamie Mayo along with two city council members gave the board a check for $25,000. The money will go toward schools' STEM programs and help fund class projects like robotics and technology.