LA MARQUE — The school board revised its agenda for Thursday’s special meeting to include a closed discussion about the district’s contract with Superintendent Ecomet Burley.
The special meeting was scheduled so the board could discuss and possibly vote on a financial solvency plan it is required to submit to the Texas Education Agency before a Dec. 25 deadline. Burley’s contract was later included as a discussion item for the board’s executive session.
Burley’s performance has been a topic of conversation in the past, and in February he offered to resign, but the district lacks the money to buy out his contract.
But board President Annie Burton said Burley was not what the board would be focusing on at the meeting.
The item was included as a formality and will continue to appear as an executive session talking point, she said.
The board will instead focus on approving a financial solvency plan to account for a failed vote that would have increased taxes in La Marque for the benefit of the district.
“We’re going to look at our options and determine which route we’ll take,” Burton said.