The Mexico School Board of Education announced Superintendent Dr. Tammy Lupardus is on paid administrative leave of absence. The absence is pending a performance review. In a statement, board members said they would not say more on the move because it is a personnel matter. Lupardus has been superintendent of the Mexico School District 59 since July 2020. Before that, she was the superintendent of the school district in Charleston, MO. Lupardus also served in the Camdenton R-3 and Lebanon R-3 School Districts as Director of Special Programs; she left the Lebanon position in 2016 to become superintendent in Charleston.