Sadly, the situation in Kirbyville is not all that surprising. For decades, many school districts in Texas have forced superintendents, principals, teachers and other employees to “resign” under pressure. Typically, to expedite the matter and to avoid potential lawsuits, school trustees promise to send the employee on his or her way without any black marks on the record. So, those dismissed employees get another job in a different school district — even if they were fired for having an abusive management style, which turns out to be a big part of the reasoning behind Wallis being pushed out of Bryan.
Voters in the La Grange ISD approved a $ M Bond Package today. Final vote tallies were 744 (%) in favor and 427 (%) against the bond. Superintendent William (Bill) Wagner stated, "The Board of Trustees, the Bond Steering Committee, and I thank the voters for supporting this bond proposal. It is a great step forward for both the students and the entire La Grange community. You have my commitment and the commitment of the Board of Trustees to continue being good stewards of your money as we move forward with the construction projects. We appreciate your trust and support."