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CSISD Names Coulson Acting Superintendent

College Station's school district has a new acting superintendent. While the school board took no action on Jimmy Creel, who remains on temporary leave, they did name someone to fill the seat for now.

A second special session, a similar topic, but after two weeks, Jimmy Creel remains on temporary administrative leave following Tuesday's school board meeting.

"This is not a position we want to reside in very long," said School Board President Tim Jones. "We're continuing to consider options and what our proper course of action would be."

But when the board returned from behind closed doors just over two hours after their meeting began, College Station ISD had a new person acting as the superintendent: Eddie Coulson.

"I will look forward to leading the school district," Coulson said. "We have a lot of great people in CSISD, and we have a lot of work to be done."

"We are so pleased to have the stability that an Eddie Coulson brings to our need presently for an acting superintendent," Jones added. "Certainly, he knows this system. He knows the people."

The district's deputy superintendent, Coulson just completed his ninth year with CSISD. Though Creel was the lone finalist chosen by the school board, Coulson's name was among those mentioned upon the retirement of former superintendent Steve Johnson.

Just more than two months remain before school starts again. When asked if he thought he'd still be superintendent when classes began, Coulson said, "I have no idea the timeline as to what will happen by August 15, or for that matter, next week. I'm not sure of all those things."

Jones says there are no plans for another special board meeting as of right now, though Creel's leave could show up on a regular agenda in necessary.

Neither Creel, nor his attorney, were at Tuesday's school board meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting for the board comes June 20.


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