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Ava School Board Calls Closed Meeting

By Sue Curry Jones

The Ava R-I School Board held a closed session meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29.  The special session, which was announced Monday, Sept. 28, was to address a personnel issue.

According to the superintendent, Dr. Nancy Lawler, a personnel issue was discussed by the board, but a course of action by vote was not taken, as necessary documentation was not yet available.

Prior to the meeting this week, however, Lawler had placed the teacher in ques­tion on administrative leave.

The board has scheduled another closed session for Monday, Oct. 5, to examine additional facts on the personnel issue.