No action taken on contract of Marlin ISD superintendent

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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) No action has been taken on the contract of Marlin ISD Superintendent Michael Seabolt.

(Photo by Rissa Shaw)

For reasons yet to be released, the school board held a special meeting Wednesday night to review Seabolt's contract.

Board members were tight-lipped about what was discussed behind closed doors with Texas Education Agency representative A.J. Crabill, reading only a prepared statement to the crowd which provided little information except that there would be a future meeting on the subject.

“We received information in closed-session pertaining to the superintendent contract and will be considering that information, along with additional information, at a meeting to be scheduled in the near future," said Board President Kevin Benjamin.

A date for the future meeting was not immediately set.

Seabolt inherited the already struggling district when he was hired in 2015.

After failing to meet state standards for a sixth year in a row, in February the district had its accreditation revoked for a second time by the TEA.

That same month, the state-appointed school board renewed Seabolt's six-figure contract for another five years, a sign of support and stability some board members said.

Citing some improvements in test scores under Seabolt's leadership, the district won a reprieve from the Texas Education Agency in March, allowing the district to remain open for at least another year.