Walter Milton has lost his job with District 186… and lost out on his bid for a new job in Little Rock, Arkansas… all in the same day.
Just before the Springfield school board approved a separation agreement that will lead to Milton’s departure from the district at the end of this month, the Little Rock school board offered its superintendent’s job to someone other than Milton.
However, for some, the fight over Milton’s job in Springfield isn’t over.
The local branch of the NAACP accuses the school board of violating the Open Meetings Act and failing to be transparent in its dealings with Milton. In addition, the group charges that budget cuts and layoffs unfairly target minorities, potentially putting the district in violation of the federal desegregation court order. The NAACP says it may consider legal action.