, Port Arthur, Texas

April 30, 2013

Board to consider Brown’s separation

Julie Garcia
The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — The Port Arthur Independent School District Board of Trustees announced Monday that there will be a special meeting on Thursday, May 2, to “consider and, if appropriate, accept resignation and approve separation agreement with the superintendent of schools.”

An open meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the school district building on Ninth Avenue.

A closed meeting will follow to consult with the district’s attorney regarding pending litigation, including case settlement offers and other legal matters, according to a fax sent by the board.

The school board will then discuss Superintendent Johnny Brown’s resignation and his separation agreement.

Brown announced his resignation on March 28 with an effective date of Sept. 30, 2014, according to an earlier report by The News.

“I have determined that the time is right to move forward to other career opportunities at the end of my current contract,” Brown said on Marc 28. “I am honored, proud and thankful that I have had the opportunity to serve the children and community in such an important role, and wish the best to all concerned for continued success. I have given my best performance each and every day of my service and will continue to do so throughout the tenure of my contract.”

Brown came to Port Arthur in 2006 from a school district in Georgia where he worked as a consultant.

Another open portion of the meeting will be conducted afterward.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.


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