Bowie Superintendent Resigns

Greg Evans
Greg Evans
Lisa Gonzales
Lisa Gonzales

The Bowie Independent School District has a new interim superintendent today.

Last night the Bowie School Board accepted the resignation of superintendent Greg Evans.

Evans has been the superintendent for Bowie ISD for the past three years.

He did not give a reason for his resignation.

The board named assistant superintendent Lisa Gonzales interim superintendent and support services/assistant superintendent Steven Monkres the interim assistant superintendent.

In a statement from the BISD, board president Todd McMurray told Newschannel 6, "The Board of Trustees has accepted the resignation of the superintendent last night.  The superintendent will not be back with the district.  The district has agreed to sever the employment relationship with the superintendent under the terms of his contract.  The action is effective immediately.  This is a personnel matter and the Board is not at liberty to address private personnel issues publicly under the various privacy laws.  We are required to honor the employee's request that this matter not be addressed further."

An emergency session of the school board was called on September 13th that the superintendent was a part of. According to the Bowie News the meeting was called to discuss quote inappropriate behavior. Monday night, after an executive session Evans tendered his resignation and the board accepted.

Newschannel 6 met with the interim superintendent today to try and get some answers. Her responses were the same across the board, "no comment."

Interim superintendent Gonzales has her work cut out for her after the resignation. However, when questioned about the conduct of the now former superintendent, Gonzales had a clear statement.

"we are all professionals, we know what's expected of us as professionals, so no comment on that. "Gonzales continues saying, "it's personal information , there's nothing I can share."

Yet parents in Bowie do have questions. Some have even called the Newschannel 6 newsroom to share their fears. Gonzales says parents should not worry.

"I can certainly understand that our parents would have questions and we want them to understand that their children are the most important thing in this whole business."

Tuesday, principles at the Bowie I.S.D. were armed with a list of facts concerning the Superintendent's departure and "appropriate information" will be sent home with students. It's a move that the interim superintendent hopes that will help to mend a broken district.

"This community will survive, they are strong," says Gonzales, "They believe in the school system and they believe in the work that must be done for children and we will persevere."

Parents who still have questions in Bowie are encouraged to attend school board meetings, which are open to the public.

Mary Moloney, Newschannel 6