KIRBYVILLE, Texas — The Kirbyville CISD School Board are set to consider allowing Dr Tommy Wallis, their current superintendent and former controversial Bryan ISD Superintendent, to retire.
The item is on the agenda for a special school board meeting, Thursday.
Wallis, Kirbyville CISD, and Bryan ISD are still facing a wrongful death suit, filed by Tammy Reeves, the wife of Dennis Reeves, a former Kirbyville CISD principal who committed suicide in 2017.
Wallis, the current Superintendent of Kirbyville CISD, and Bryan ISD are named in the suit, along with 12 other defendants. The case was filed in Jefferson County.
The suit alleges that Wallis helped contribute to Reeves' suicide, after Wallis asked the principal to resign in May 2017 due to an alleged extramarital affair. It also suggests that Bryan ISD provided "public cover" of Wallis' supposed wrongdoings while superintendent there, and thus did not arm KCISD with adequate knowledge before hiring him.
In a statement to KAGS when the suit was filed, Bryan ISD said it "denies all allegations of wrongdoing referenced in the lawsuit that was recently reported on in the local media."