The South Shelby School Board has scheduled an emergency meeting after recently-hired Superintendent, Mike Rennells, was charged in Worth County with two counts of felony forgery and one count of felony stealing. The board will meet in closed session Thursday night to discuss the situation.
The 34-year-old Grant City resident, who was scheduled to start in Shelbina on July 1st, is accused of stealing from the Worth County School District. He was placed on administrative leave last month following a joint investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Worth County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said the alleged incidents occurred between September 2012 and April 2013.
Bond has been set at $10,000 and prosecutors have said additional charges could be filed. If convicted, Rennells faces up to seven years in prison.