Missouri education commissioner home after brain surgery
By Bill Raack, KWMU
St. Louis – Missouri Education Commissioner D. Kent King has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home following successful surgery to remove a brain tumor.
King, 63, left a St. Louis hospital on Saturday to recuperate at his home in Rolla. Jim Morris is a spokesman for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
"We don't really know what's in store for him yet, nor does the family as far as I'm aware," Morris said. "So we're taking a wait and see. He is doing very well by all accounts and feeling pretty good."
Morris said it's not known when King will be able to resume his duties.
In the meantime, Deputy Commissioner Bert Schulte is filling in for King as director of the department.