A Creel Deal: CS Superintendent Nears Exit

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A month-long saga at College Station ISD looks to finally be coming to an end. After less than a year on the job, it appears Jimmy Creel will soon be out as superintendent.

A third special session in the last month has been scheduled for Thursday at 6pm. Two items are on the agenda: consider the resignation and exit agreement with the superintendent, and consult with the district's attorney on those aforementioned issues.

Creel confirmed Monday that the school district and his attorney have agreed in principle to a deal where he would leave his superintendent post.

Creel was placed on temporary administrative leave May 30 at the first of two special board sessions on that topic. That decision came after a job evaluation unanimously approved by the board. Some board members later cited leadership issues with Creel, who came on as superintendent last September.

In the aftermath, Creel says both sides have been working diligently to iron out an agreement on his departure. Creel also added that he has not tendered a resignation as of yet, and would await a firm agreement from both sides on that exit deal before taking further action on his part.

Furthermore, Creel said the agreement as it stands now would not mean he would depart his post immediately, though he would not give more details on the pending deal.

Deputy Superintendent Eddie Coulson was named acting superintendent at the second special meeting of the board.