Boaz Superintendent Mark Isley says his job status is “up in the air”

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Dr. Mark Isley, Boaz Superintendent of Education (Photo: Laura Christmas/WHNT News 19)

BOAZ, Ala. – Dr. Mark Isley, Boaz Superintendent of Education, has three years left on his contract.  However, we’re hearing his time with the school system could be coming to an end.

WHNT News 19 spoke with Dr. Isley by phone on Wednesday.  He confirmed he is on medical leave at the moment and will be until June.  He did not disclose the reason.

Isley confirmed his status as superintendent is “up in the air.”  He said he was informed this week the board plans to buy out his contract, but said he was not given a reason.

He said his contract stipulates the school board can buy out his remaining term.

Dr. Isley was named superintendent in 2012.  He said in his four years with the school system he has “never been evaluated or had any issues.”

Isley said because the information is circulating about his job status, without his consent, he wanted to divulge some details because he “felt a duty to be honest to the citizens of Boaz.”

The Boaz Board of Education meets Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.  It’s not clear if Isley’s job status will be up for discussion.

WHNT News 19 reached out to Rick Thompson, President of the Boaz Board of Education, to ask more questions.  We have not heard back yet.