Roby Superintendent contract approved in a split vote

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Roby Superintendent contract approved in a split vote

Roby CISD Superintendent, Keith Cook

Roby CISD Superintendent Keith Cook’s contract was extended through the 2021 school year Monday night, and while a majority of board members agreed with the extension, the motion passed in a 6 – 1 vote.

Cook took the reins as the district’s chief educator in October 2018 after former Superintendent Heath Dickson’s resignation in mid-July of that year. Just two months later, Cook found himself amidst controversy that only seemed to evolve from one challenging scenario to the next.

In December, trustees from both Roby and Rotan school districts tackled the difficult topic of potential school consolidation, which thrust Cook into the literal spotlight, as his second board meeting took place in the school auditorium in front of an audience of angry community members. While wading through the delicate issue and navigating the historic rivalry between the school districts, Cook was also presented with other considerations.

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