Marlin ISD superintendent suspended as investigation launched

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At a noon meeting, the Marlin Independent School District school board suspended Superintendent Michael Seabolt.

The board also voted 4-1 to hire an outside firm to investigate his activities and those of the school district.

The board also requested Seabolt turn over all keys and district devices he may have as well as forbid him from being on district property.

It was the latest meeting to discuss the fate of the district’s leader.

Last week, no action was taken on his contract.

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).

Recently, the TEA appointed three new board members: Eddie Ellis, Sam Sinno, and Danny Vickers.

The board also requested Seabolt turn over all keys and district devices he may have as well as forbid him from being on district property.

Remy Godfrey was named acting superintendent.

Seabolt has been with MISD since 2015.