Aberdeen school superintendent fired

By The Associated Press

ABERDEEN — Aberdeen School Board members have voted to fire their top educator.

Superintendent Chester Leigh tells WCBI TV the board dismissed him in executive session Monday night, but would not elaborate on the matter. Sources confirmed to the Monroe Journal Tuesday that Leigh had been fired.

The TV station also reports the board fired Phonecia Witherspoon, the district’s chief financial officer.

Leigh has been superintendent of schools in Aberdeen since 2009.