Slay Appoints New School Board Member
By Matt Sepic, Kevin Lavery, KWMU
St. Louis – Veronica O'Brien will become the newest member of the St. Louis School Board.
Mayor Francis Slay announced her appointment at a news conference this afternoon.
O'Brien graduated from the St. Louis Public Schools, and has two children who participate in the inter-district desegregation program.
She works in the insurance industry, and will be sworn in at the next school board meeting.
O'Brien replaces Rochell Moore, whom a judge removed last month for gross misconduct.
Moore admitted to leaving threatening phone messages for a fellow board member and throwing a pitcher of water on a district official.