Parents complain about Boaz Board of Education’s apparent lack of transparency

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BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) - The future of Boaz City School's superintendent remains uncertain.

Mark Isley is in charge of the Boaz school system for now. Isley told WHNT News 19 two weeks ago that his job was up in the air and that he would be bought out of the remaining three years of his contract that was extended just a year ago.  We visited the Board of Education Tuesday and Wednesday, and on both days were told they are not aware of any meeting set to discuss Superintendent Isley's future.

The lack of information from the board of education is frustrating several parents. Abigail Cline was a Boaz graduate and has four children in the school system. She says she will look into sending her kids to different schools if things do not change.

"There are other options, you know. They can go to other schools and finish. They can do home school. There are several options, but it is only fair for them to be able to finish here. But as a parent, I am suppose to teach them that being apart of a bad thing is wrong. It is just, I mean this looks very scary, very shady to the parents and the citizens here because we are not getting any any answers," Cline explains.

She says that she has tried to contact several people to get more information on this issue, but she says she gets the same response, "everyone's lips are sealed." She continues to say, "I made 312 phone calls in two days. We are keeping our shoes by the door it be ready to jump in the car at any second because as soon as that meeting is announced we have got to give our best to get there to show our support."

UPDATE: The school board has called a special meeting Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the system's central office.   At the moment, Dr. Isley is still serving as superintendent but is currently on medical leave.

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