Alba-Golden school board hires interim superintendent

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At a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, Alba-Golden ISD board of trustees interviewed four candidates and appointed Eddie White as interim superintendent on a 6-1 vote.

“He is the right person for our needs right now at Alba-Golden,” said board president Jason Stovall. “He brings the tools and experience needed for our search for superintendent.”

White previously served as school superintendent at Lone Oak ISD for 13 years and Campbell ISD for three years. He has held the interim superintendent position at Tom Bean ISD, Wolf City ISD and Edgewood ISD.

Stovall said it is too early in the stages of school interim for the board to start the search for superintendent. When they are ready to start the process, requirements will be publicly posted.

The change in superintendent comes after the highly-debated resignation of Superintendent Dwayne Ellis. After 35 years of service to the Alba-Golden education system, Ellis accepted an early retirement agreement effective Feb. 24. His term was contracted to end on June 30, 2021.

According to the retirement agreement, Ellis received a settlement of  $200,405 and agreed to withdraw any and all complaints against the district and/or district employees and board members.

The dissenting vote was cast by board member Mike Ragsdale.

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