McAlester Schools Ex-Superintendent's Husband Resigns
McALESTER, Oklahoma - The husband of the recently fired McAlester Public School superintendent has resigned his job with the district.
The McAlester News-Capital reported Sunday that Joseph "Skip" Gore and the school board reached an agreement in which Gore will resign and receive the remainder of his salary for the fiscal year -- about $30,000.
The resignation comes about a week after the board fired Marsha Gore as superintendent following an investigation that found she violated district policy regarding credit card usage and personal spending.
Some of those, originally found by the McAlester News-Capital, include administrators spending more than $300,000 on travel, food, and conferences.
The paper also discovered the superintendent’s husband, Plant Operations Director Joseph Gore, took 37 professional days in one calendar year.
School board attorney John Moyer said the finality of the agreement with Skip Gore was appealing for the board members.