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Kay Royster fired from another school district

Kay RoysterFrom the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

JENNINGS — The school board voted 4-3 on Monday night to buy out Superintendent Kay Royster’s contract, which was to run through June 2009. The buyout was estimated to cost about $230,000.

Royster had come under fire in recent months, accused by teachers in public meetings of allowing reserve funds to dwindle, hiring unnecessary administrators and failing to implement a $1.5 million computer program.

Hat tip: WMBD Radio.

21 comments to Kay Royster fired from another school district

  • kcdad

    Unbelievable… she will argue it was racial… just like in Detroit and Peoria… it is a good career, though, get hired, get fired and paid off for the rest of your contract… do it again in another state… where next? Let’s see… Michigan, Illinois, Missouri… she must be going to Oklahoma next.

  • dude

    careful, no personal attacts or rumors.
    Or do we get to pick and choose?

  • Dude:

    First of all, no, we don’t get to pick and choose. I get to pick and choose. And on your own blog, you get to pick and choose.

    Secondly, I don’t see any libel here. Everything “kcdad” said is stuff that’s part of the public record.

  • The Mouse

    A few more of these buyouts and she can laugh her way to a comfortable retirement.

  • John

    I wonder if she would consider city manager?

  • Not so you’d notice. 🙂

  • kcd,

    I have a feeling Royster would have difficulty claiming racial bias in this case. While I don’t know the racial make-up of the Jennings Board of Education for certain, the community is almost 80% African-American. My guess would be that most if not all of the board members are black.

  • kcdad

    And why would that deter her? It will be a sexism complaint, then.

  • vonster

    She’s something else, that’s for sure. [face palm]



  • mari Swinney

    SHes my principal now lol

  • Sharon Crews

    Do you think this is our Royster–now just a principal of a charter school in St. Louis: (I suppose there could be more than one Kay Royster in education in Missouri (her last stop as superintendent, I think).

    Imagine College Preparatory Academy
    706 N. Jefferson Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    (314) 588-8622
    Principal: Kay Royster
    Grades: 9-12
    Sponsor: Missouri Baptist University
    Learn more

  • District Watcher

    I’d say the odds are pretty high…

  • Student

    Yes!!, That is our Principle at Imagine…OMG!!! lol

    Imagine College Preparatory Academy
    706 N. Jefferson Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    (314) 588-8622
    Principal: Kay Royster
    Grades: 9-12

  • lamya brown

    i see y she wear all that make up to look different but that want change a thing theif … she my principle and i dont lyke her


    this is my principal now !!!!!!! somebody needs to do something about this , i am a student at imagine high and i dont feel comfortable with her being there !!!

  • Sharon Crews

    Why does this post about Kay Royster keep popping up? I guess someone thinks it’s funny. Feigning dialect, etc., generally offends me though.

  • truth

    If you google Kay Royster, you get this article in the top four. It is plausible that they are actually students that don’t like her.

  • Concern Parent

    WOW!!!! This is who Imagine has leading their students.What is she teaching. Math 101:How to Steal!!!!!

  • Co-Worker

    Yes, this is the same Kay Royster and make no mistakes, she is up to the same tricks as she was before. This time, all though Imagine Schools has been given all the fair warning, especially to the schools regional executive (Sam Howard), he has turned a blind eye. The lady (if I could call her that) is something to work for. You can ask any employee in her building and they will tell you the same thing. I would never send my child or have anything to do with what Kay Royster is involved in.