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UPDATED: GBAPS board holding another special meeting about superintendent

Claude Tiller, Jr. was placed on paid administrative leave on Tuesday following comments he made on an Atlanta radio show
Claude Tiller Jr.
Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-16 23:15:34-05

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The Green Bay School Board is holding another special meeting about an investigation surrounding Superintendent Claude Tiller, Jr. on Saturday.

Tiller was placed on paid administrative leave on Tuesday following comments he made on an Atlanta radio show.

The board held a closed-door meeting Thursday night but no action was taken. Multiple community members defended the superintendent outside of the meeting.

According to a district notice for Saturday's meeting, the board will meet in open session at 2 p.m. and then immediately go into closed session.

If the board decides to take action on what was discussed in the closed session, they will regather in an open session to take that action. The board is discussing "strategy for potential litigation and conferring with legal counsel regarding a personnel matter pertaining to [Tiller]," according to the agenda.

An attorney tells NBC 26 that in compliance with open records law, the District plans to release Tiller's interview recording on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Tiller began his role as GBAPS superintendent last July.

NBC 26 spoke with a school law attorney Friday about Tiller's case.

He says most superintendents — not all — have a cause standard in their contract that a board would have to meet to discipline or fire them.

"That means the board would have to have a due process hearing, normally, before they consider to terminate mid-term, during the terms of the contract," attorney James Macy said.

That due process hearing would include evidence and could theoretically happen in a closed session. Then, the board …

"[…] may come out in open session to take a vote after they have the hearing and they deliberate on the matter," Macy said. "But it's going to be more involved than simply a short meeting."