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In Light of Supt. Kafitz’s Behavior, No Decision Made at Closed Session School Board Meeting Wednesday

Supt. Kafitz
Supt. Kafitz

Update: The continuation of the closed session meeting has been scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m.

By Jesse Wood

Jan. 31, 2013. After the closed session meeting regarding personnel on Wednesday night, no decision was made, according to Watauga County Board of Education Member Ron Henries.

Much speculation has been made that the meeting was called to discuss the past behavior of Supt. David Kafitz. Henries wouldn’t confirm or deny that Kafitz was the topic of the closed-session meeting.

However, whatever the topic was, the board will meet again in closed session in the future to continue the discussion, which included Asheville attorney Chris Campbell, who represents Watauga County Schools and nearly 30 other school districts.

Campbell specializes in education law. Normally, he doesn’t attend school board meetings – closed or open. Portion’s of Campbell’s biography on his firm’s webpage reads: “In addition to full-time representation of public clients, his practice includes complex personnel investigations, construction litigation and school funding issues.”

“We talked, and we will meet again,” Henries said. “The meeting was suspended until a future date.” 

He added when questioned, “As far as I know, Kafitz was at work at 4 in the morning analyzing the weather.” 

For more background on the recent controversy regarding the behavior of the superintendent, see the following stories: