BRYAN, Texas - The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve a voluntary separation with Tommy Wallis Monday and also accepted his resignation. During a regular workshop meeting, the trustees voted 4-2 in favor of the separation.
Wallis, who was not at the meeting, had been the superintendent of the district since 2011 and the board voted to extend his contract until 2019 in March.
The board spent about two hours in closed session before announcing their decision to the public.
KAGS News asked the Dr. Douglas Wunneburger, president of the BISD Board of Trustees, about the reasons behind the board's decision to part ways with Wallis.
"I really can't comment on it, the reasons behind it at this time. What we can say will be on the press release," said Wunneburger.
Wunneburger also said any rumors surrounding the departure of Wallis are pure speculation and had nothing to do with the board's decision.
Here is the release from Bryan ISD:
The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously tonight to name Deputy Superintendent Tim Rocka to the position of interim superintendent for Bryan ISD.
Rocka, a veteran of 28 years in public education, joined Bryan ISD in 2011 as assistant superintendent of human resources. He was later named deputy superintendent, overseeing human resources, data services, transportation, custodial and maintenance services, fine arts and career/technical education, among others.
Rocka has three adult children, Courtney (25), Colton (19) and Caylee (18). He has been married to Kim Rocka for 26 years.
As the board looks ahead, trustees will spend the upcoming weeks and months identifying a process to determine the district’s next superintendent.
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