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No Action Taken On Fowler By NCHS Board…Yet

No Action Taken On Fowler By NCHS Board…Yet

September Meeting Is Recessed Rather Than Adjourned, To Be Continued Tuesday, September 26

NCHS Principal Mark Begando, LEFT, gives a report to the school board at their meeting held on Monday, September 25, where he praised NCHS faculty, staff and students. District Superintendent Ernie Fowler was not present at the meeting, and the board has, so far, not made any official decisions regarding Fowler’s future at NCHS.

The regular meeting of the Nashville Community High School Board for September was held at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 25. No action was taken by the Board with regards to Superintendent Ernie Fowler, who has been a controversial figure at the school after fallout from the “Volleyball” column published by this newspaper.

After the regular business of the board meeting and a closed session, the board took no action and did not adjourn, but instead elected to reconvene the meeting on Tuesday, September 26, at 6 p.m.

After holding a special meeting of the school board to discuss Superintendent Ernie Fowler, the board stated that they would be unable to take any action until their regular board meeting.

On Monday night, the board took all of the action on the agenda for the open session of the meeting, including adoption of a tentative FY18 budget which had been presented at August’s regular meeting.

The board did enter closed session for approximately 40 minutes. Upon their return to open, Board president Shawn Cook stated that the Board would be reconvening “same time, same place,” on Tuesday, September 26, then dismissed those present for the evening.

When asked for the reason for the meeting to be reconvened instead of adjourned and asked why no action had taken place, Cook told those present to look to the agenda.

Personnel action items following closed session include Item VIII A. Resignations (Voice Vote), VIII B. Employments (Roll Call Vote), with an employment of a freshman boys basketball coach on the agenda, and VIII C. Approval of Retirement Agreement. There was no person or position specified for either the resignations item or for the item regarding the retirement agreement.

Present at the meeting on Monday evening were Board members Cook, John Hallock, Sharon Ogrzewalla, Tom Speedie and Kim Morris. Both Randy Schwartzkopf and Paul Barczewski were absent.

EDIT (3:45 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017): The retirement agreement between Fowler and the board was approved on the evening of Tuesday, September 26. Read more here.




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