Marlin: TEA replaces Marlin ISD Board of Managers president

Maggie Majors (center) was named president of the five-member board in February. (Marlin ISD photo/file)
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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) The president of the Marlin Independent School District Board of Managers was replaced on Friday.

Superintendent Michael Seabolt confirmed that the Texas Education Agency removed Maggie Majors from the position on Friday.

Board members were notified of the change in an email Friday morning from Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

"Commissioner Morath acknowledges and thanks Ms. Majors for her service to the students of Marlin ISD," the TEA said in a statement issued late Friday afternoon.

"The Texas Education Code gives the commissioner authority to appoint and replace members of the board of managers," the TEA said.

Majors said she thought she was doing a decent job.

“I’ve tried to follow every letter of the law, I’ve tried to be as informed as I could be and can be, I don’t know what happened, I just don’t understand it,” said Majors.

“I thought they wanted people on the board that want the best for the children, but I’m not sure what’s going on here. So that was the best that I tried to be, I tried to represent Marlin ISD and the students at Marlin ISD to the best of my abilities.”

The TEA chose Marilyn Martin as Majors’ replacement.

Martin is the professional service provider for the district and sends quarterly reports to the TEA.

“She’s very familiar with the academics of the school, she’s served in that role all year long,” said Seabolt.

Martin lives in Falls County and is very involved in the community, Seabolt said.

She was sworn in Friday afternoon.

Seabolt said he was not told why Majors was replaced, but said the TEA thanked her for her service.

Majors was appointed in February to lead the five-member board after Morath notified the district on Sept. 23, 2016 that he was naming the board of managers to oversee operations as the state took over the struggling district in which students again fell short of making the grade on standardized tests again last year.

Major is retired from the public school system in Seattle, Wash., serves as president of the Marlin Rotary Club and as vice president of the Marlin Lions Club.