Kansas City school board members were stunned on Aug. 26, 2011, to learn that the district’s departing superintendent, John Covington, was taking a job in Michigan. That included board member Arthur Benson (left), who initially blamed board president Airick Leonard West (right) for frustrating Covington and speeding his departure. Benson and West appeared at a news conference along with board member Derek Richey (center).
Kansas City school board members were stunned on Aug. 26, 2011, to learn that the district’s departing superintendent, John Covington, was taking a job in Michigan. That included board member Arthur Benson (left), who initially blamed board president Airick Leonard West (right) for frustrating Covington and speeding his departure. Benson and West appeared at a news conference along with board member Derek Richey (center). File photo by Allison Long along@kcstar.com
Kansas City school board members were stunned on Aug. 26, 2011, to learn that the district’s departing superintendent, John Covington, was taking a job in Michigan. That included board member Arthur Benson (left), who initially blamed board president Airick Leonard West (right) for frustrating Covington and speeding his departure. Benson and West appeared at a news conference along with board member Derek Richey (center). File photo by Allison Long along@kcstar.com