Killeen Independent School District board members adjourned in to executive session twice at the beginning of its regular meeting Tuesday and once at the end, engaging in a total of more than two hours of private discussions.

It was the second regular board meeting following the new format of adjourning into executive session at 4:30 p.m. before members address consent and action agenda items at 6 p.m.

During the first two executive sessions, board members discussed but took no action on several items, including a consultation with legal counsel regarding a pending employee grievance, the lease of property and the pending superintendent vacancy.

Superintendent Robert Muller is leaving his post in August to become a clinical associate professor at Texas A&M University.

Officials gave no projected timeline as to when his position will be filled.

In the early executive session, board members agreed to uphold a previous level II ruling on an employee grievance presented by Liberty Hill Middle School Counselor Lendy Jones in late May.

In the final executive session, board members met with Nyanza Cook, the mother of Ellison High School student Kaylee Hill, about a level III parent grievance.

The board agreed to discuss the matter with administrators at the July 8 meeting.

The level of grievances is determined in an appeal-like fashion, meaning no matter the severity of the grievance, complainants are required to go through a certain process beginning at the campus level with a Level I grievance and ending with a Level III grievance in front of the school board.

Contact Courtney Griffin at or 254-501-7559

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