The Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Elida Bera in a split 4-3 vote Monday.
During the KISD‘s regular board meeting, the board deliberated in closed session for "discussion concerning superintendent contract." The board took nearly an hour before they returned to open session.
Board member Nick Prado made the motion to "accept the resignation and approve the resolution" for the discussion in closed session, which was seconded by Board President Brian Coufal.
Before giving a vote, Board Vice-President Brandon Greenwood voiced his concern over accepting Bera's resignation.
"I do not think this is in the best interest of the district, the students or the taxpayers," Greenwood said.
Cory Garza, Board Secretary Corando Garza, Nick Prado and Coufal all voted in favor of accepting Bera's resignation while Lynn Yaklin, Steven Crites and Greenwood voted against.
After the meeting, Bera declined comment and legal representation for the board also declined comment, saying doing so would “violate the terms of the agreement.“
More on this story will be published in the Sept. 26 edition of the Kingsville Record.