Superintendent resigns after school board votes to terminate him

Published: Aug. 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM CDT
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The superintendent of Marlin Independent School District handed in his resignation Monday morning at a specially called school board meeting.

Michael Seabolt quit less than a week after the board voted to terminate his position.

Seabolt was placed on unpaid administrative leave and will be given a chance to resign before the termination goes into effect.

His departure comes after several months of back-and-fourth and no action being taking between the superintendent and the board during his tenure.

Seabolt was suspended by the school board in June while an outside firm was hired to investigate his activities and those of the school district.

According to TEA records, Marlin last met state standards in 2010, receiving the first in a series of "academically unacceptable" ratings starting in 2011, then "improvement required" from 2013-2017, and an "F" in 2018 (no ratings were released in 2012).

Seabolt had been with MISD since 2015.

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