A new superintendent has been hired for temporary service by the South Shelby School district. That hire comes after a busy week for the South Shelby Board of Education who has been in emergency meetings following the incoming superintendent’s arrest.
Mike Rennells, 34, is charged with stealing and forgery in the unlawful use of a school credit card in Worth County. Rennells was due to start his job July 1st but was forced to resign his South Shelby position last week and is now seeking a new judge for his case in Worth County. Rennells is currently free on a $10,000 bond and will be in court for an arraignment on June 10th.
Meanwhile, former North Shelby Superintendent, Larry Smoot has been hired by the South Shelby District on an interim basis and a $35,000 annual salary rate.