West Memphis School Board fires superintendent

Richard Atwill
Richard Atwill(Action News 5)
Published: Apr. 18, 2023 at 9:33 PM CDT
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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - The West Memphis School Board has fired Superintendent Richard Atwill.

Without providing a reason for their decision, four members of the seven-member board voted to pay out Superintendent Atwill’s three-year contract.

Atwill was appointed in May 2022 after former Superintendent Jon Collins resigned.

Willie Rhodes, a former assistant superintendent in Memphis-Shelby County Schools, will serve as interim superintendent.

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