Woodson ISD superintendent abruptly resigns, emergency school board meeting called


WOODSON, Texas - Woodson ISD is looking for a new superintendent after their current leader abruptly resigned.

Superintendent Gordon Thomas, 55, submitted his resignation Friday. But the school district would not say why when contacted by KTXS.

According to a former school board member, Thomas called a mandatory meeting at the end of the school day Friday to announce he was resigning effective immediately. He did not get the staff a reason.

"Its a shock to our school. It's a shock to everybody," the board member said.

The school board has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. where trustees will discuss accepting Thomas' resignation and appointing an interim superintendent.

The board will also consider the resignation of a trustee. The agenda did not state which trustee has resigned.

Thomas was also the girls' basketball and track coach. He had been superintendent since 2011. Before that, he was a football coach and principal. The board member estimated Thomas has been with the district for more than 20 years.

KTXS reached out to Woodson ISD School Board President Gary Brockman and the rest of the board. We have not heard back.

Woodson is located on Hwy 183 between Throckmorton and Breckenridge. It is 66 miles northeast of Abilene.

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