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Neches ISD board approves job offer for new superintendent, as parents seek clarification


ANDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) – Kimberlyn Snider, who has been charged with official oppression and tampering with evidence in a child sexual assault investigation, remains employed by Neches ISD.

On July 9, a job offer for a primary / junior school principal in Neches was posted by the Region 7 Educational Services Center.

At Monday night’s board meeting, the board approved another job offer for a new superintendent, who would ultimately decide Snider’s fate at Neches ISD.

Once again, parents, students and community members came to the Neches ISD board meeting to voice their concerns and show support for their students. One woman said, “I think this has been a painful lesson for our community at the expense of the financial health of our district and, more importantly, at the expense of the well-being of the children.

A call for clarity is what the parents of Neches ISD are asking of the board of directors and the interim superintendent.

“We want clarity. We want to know what’s going on, ”said parent Katie Preston. “We know they posted her job, are they going to give her another one, is she going to have access to our children?” We need to know this before the start of the school year.

For legal reasons, Marvin Thompson, acting superintendent of Neches ISD, said he couldn’t say the same as most of what the board talked about was done in executive session.

“I have received a lot of support from the community, which I am grateful for, but there is a lot that I cannot express to the community at the moment because I am working in legal frameworks that do not allow me to to, ”he said. “I need their patience and understanding that it will be a plus for Neches when this is over.”

Thompson is keen to clarify that Snider’s future of employment is not a board decision. He said it’s exclusively the right of the superintendent to manage this.

Thompson says the Neches ISD superintendent position will be posted as early as tomorrow in some locations, but no later than Wednesday.

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