By Associated Press - Friday, August 18, 2017

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District in suburban St. Louis has been arrested on charges related to his time at a district he previously led in North Carolina.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri district’s board on Thursday approved paid leave of absence for Joseph Davis.

An indictment accuses Davis of using a credit card belonging to the Washington County, North Carolina, district on Jan. 15 to obtain a hotel reservation and rental car. He hasn’t worked at that district since 2015, the year he was hired at Ferguson-Florissant.

Davis does not have a listed phone number and it isn’t clear if he has an attorney.

An audit of Washington County schools released in 2016 concluded that Davis failed to get proper authorization for $94,000 in purchases.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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