Board president resigns after party at his home
MILLINGTON — As of March 1, Gary Shreve stopped being the president of the Millington Community Schools Board of Education.
Shreve resigned as board president at a special meeting of the board of education. Vice president Casey Hendricks has moved up to become the board’s new president. The board was to elect a new vice president at Monday’s regular monthly session. If that person were the secretary, James Henderson Jr., or the treasurer, Angie Germain, the board then would have to vote someone to fill those vacant roles.
Superintendent Steve Bouvy said Shreve, who remains a member of the board, could be elected to fill any of those positions.
“We have received unsubstantiated complaints about one of our school board members,” Bouvy said in a prepared statement. “The board of education has policies and procedures for handling any and all complaints and has handled this situation in an appropriate manner.”
Shreve resigned after the board had a closed session at the March 1 special meeting over allegations of drinking by teens at a January party in the Shreve home.
Shreve admitted there had been a party but said he had banned the use of drugs or alcohol among the teens. Some of those attending violated that ban, he told the board, and he sent them home.
People posting to the Millington Hometown News Facebook page, however, claimed Shreve kicked the drunken teens out when they got sick. Shreve denied that.
Shreve was elected president of the board during January’s organizational meeting. He served last year as vice president under president Matt Slough. Slough and former secretary Michael Sherman, however, did not run for reelection in November. They were replaced by Danielle Dickson and Nicole Jaruzel