Moss Point places superintendent on administrative leave

Shanon Vincent
Dr. Shannon Vincent

Dr. Oswago Harper

The Moss Point School Board has placed its superintendent on administrative leave.

The board sent out a statement Wednesday afternoon saying they had voted unanimously on Tuesday to place Dr. Shannon Vincent on administrative leave with pay until further notice.

“We know you have questions, and as a board, we feel it is important to share as much as possible while respecting the rights and dignity of all our employees and also following our Board Statement of Ethics. Dr. Vincent’s administrative leave is a personnel matter. We have no further comment about this matter at this time.”

Dr. Oswago Harper, the assistant superintendent, will serve as the interim superintendent while Vincent is on leave.

This is the second superintendent removed from office this school year. Hancock County School District terminated the contract of Teresa Merwin after one year. Rhett Ladner was hired as interim superintendent less than a week later.

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