Manor ISD school board discusses superintendent's contract

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Posted on January 27, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 27 at 7:40 PM

MANOR, Texas -- Parents are upset that the superintendent of the Manor Independent School District could be out of a job.

The Manor school board canceled a regularly scheduled board meeting set for Monday that would have included public comment, and instead set a special executive session meeting Tuesday to discuss Manor ISD superintendent Kevin Brackmeyer's contract.

"Right now I’m outraged about the meeting that was canceled Monday and rescheduled, and the community has no reason why," said Manor ISD parent Monique Celedon.

"They are trying to do it as a closed meeting where the public input would be denied. It's not right. It's unfair," said Manor ISD parent Chris Dauphinais. 

Two school board members, Melinda Fiebig and John Jonse, say they don't know why they're meeting in executive session Tuesday. They say the school board president has not returned their phone calls.

"I know our officers must have met and put [the superintendent's employment] back on the agenda. [It was] not discussed with the board as a whole to have a special called board meeting," said Fiebig.

Brackmeyer makes more than $168,000 per year. His contract will expire in 2015.

According to the meeting agenda, an attorney will be at Tuesday's meeting. One agenda item calls for naming an interim superintendent, and some parents say some of the school board members must have already made up their minds.

"The guy has done a heck of a job. Why would you get rid of him? That would be like saying to a coach of a football team, 'Hey, thanks for taking us to a Super Bowl, but by the wa,y we want to go with this guy, who is a bum. It doesn’t make sense," said Dauphinais.

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