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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
The Dougherty County school superintendent is keeping quiet about his future and the status of his contract.
School board members met two weeks ago to discuss Joshua Murfree's contract, which is up in June, but no decision has been made.
The Dougherty County school board met for the first time since board members held a meeting behind closed doors, without Superintendent Joshua Murfree to discuss his contract.
But nothing was said during Wednesday's meeting about his future, and everyone is keeping quiet, including Murfree.
"I won't discuss that on the news," said Murfree. And asked another question, he again replied "I won't discuss that."
His three year contract is up June 7th. School board members have five options- to renew his contract, let it expire, or terminate immediately- by a mutual agreement, unilaterally, which means he would get paid until the end of his contract, or by cause.
But board members are staying quiet about what action they'll take.
"It would be against the law for any board member or anyone involved to be talking about this in any kind of way," said DCSS board member Darrel Ealum,
"The superintendent knows exactly where I stand. And I think he would be in the best position to answer that question. He's a good man and I voted for him initially, but he would be best to answer that," said DCSS Chairman James Bush.
Chairman Bush was just one of four people who voted to hire Murfree. Three others- did not. During Murfree's term the school system has been under fire for the CRCT cheating scandal and several investigations into the Title one funds, grants and the free and reduced lunch program.
State code says board members can start searching and even hire a replacement a year before Joshua Murfree's contract is up. Board members don't have to make a decision anytime soon.
Board members did discuss a corrective action plan the state ordered the system to come up in order to use School Improvement Grant money at Albany High School that's now frozen.