The Denton school board has approved an offer to release Superintendent Ray Braswell from his contract. The action is in consideration of the superintendent releasing the district of its contractual obligations.
The unanimous vote, 7-0, was taken at a board meeting Tuesday, following a closed session discussion.
The board also unanimously moved to name Jamie Wilson, the district’s deputy superintendent, the sole finalist being considered to succeed Braswell. By law, the board is required to give notice of finalists considered for the superintendent job at least 21 days before voting to officially hire a new superintendent.
Board President Mia Price and Braswell would not disclose any further details on the board’s decisions.
Braswell has served as Denton superintendent since 1999. In 2009, the Texas Association of School Boards named him one of five finalists for the state Superintendent of the Year award. Braswell has worked for the school district since 1979, and throughout his career in Denton he’s served as interim and associate superintendent, executive director of policy, planning and evaluation, executive director of research and development, director of secondary education and as associate and assistant principal at Denton High School.
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