Ed Eiler

Delphi Community School Corporation

The former superintendent of the Delphi Community Schools has begun to talk about his firing now that a deal is done with the school corporation.

Greg Briles was let go in September after the Delphi School Board raised concerns about how the need for an emergency loan had seemingly snuck up on the district.

He says he’d intended to retire from his most recent job and now he’s not sure what’s next for his career – or for those who might succeed him.

Taylor Haggerty / WBAA News

An emergency loan taken out by Delphi Community Schools last week could be paid off by the end of the year – but only if officials are careful and restrict spending. And it will take longer than that to rebuild some school funds, according to a financial assessment delivered to the school board Monday.

Delphi Community School Corporation

The paid administrative leave of Delphi Community School Corporation Superintendent Greg Briles – and an update on the corporation’s finances -- are on the agenda for a special school board meeting Monday.  

School board president Neal Anderson confirms he and the school corporation’s lawyer, Nick Otis, notified Briles of his leave immediately following an Aug. 19 meeting. He says the board plans to hire an interim superintendent Monday.

Delphi Community School Corporation

Delphi Community School Corporation Superintendent Greg Briles has been placed on paid administrative leave, though officials won’t say why.

On Monday, the Delphi school board approved an emergency loan from the state for $1.5 million. But Ed Eiler, a former Lafayette School Corporation superintendent who was brought in to examine Delphi’s finances, says he hasn’t seen a connection between the two events – though he also says he doesn’t know why Briles was relieved of duty.

WL facilities strategic planning begins June 12

May 9, 2013

The West Lafayette Community School Corporation has a committee in place for its facilities strategic planning process.

Superintendent Rocky Killion says the 44 member panel will begin work in mid-June with tours of the buildings in the district.

“We have a lot of maintenance issues and I just want to make sure that we gauge community support on what we’re facing with our buildings,” he says. “And the second piece of it then is: Develop a plan or options we all might consider moving forward.”

Educators address future of public schools

Sep 14, 2012

Two educators are talking to voters about the impact the upcoming election will have on public schools.

President of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education Vic Smith and former Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler addressed several issues during a forum Thursday night in West Lafayette.

Smith says public school funding is one of the main issues not only this year, but of the future.

The Lafayette School Corporation is preparing to begin a new era.

Superintendent Ed Eiler led his final meeting as head of the district Monday night.

Les Huddle will take over next Monday.

The incoming superintendent says Eiler has been important in helping him in the transition.

"He's been fabulous, very open, honest, upfront; just everything you would expect," said Huddle of Eiler.  "I feel like I'm coming in to ground with some organizational history already, so I feel very comfortable and can't wait until Monday."  

Indiana’s Senate has passed a bill that would require all students to complete one virtual course before graduating from high school.

The measure is currently under debate in a House Committee.

Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler believes there needs to be more concrete clarifications before implementing the policy.

He also says added costs may come as the result of the bill and thinks that needs to be examined more thoroughly before anything is done.

LSC Picks Les Huddle to Replace Eiler

Jan 24, 2012

The new superintendent of the Lafayette School Corporation expects to start his duties July 1st.

Les Huddle is being tapped to replace Ed Eiler, who is retiring at the end of the school year after serving as the district’s top administrator for 16-years.

For the past five years, Huddle has served as Superintendent in Jacksonville, Illinois.  He also served for five years as assistant superintendent in a district on the Illinois-Iowa border.

Area Superintendents Push Back Against Vouchers

Jan 19, 2012

Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Ed Eiler is retiring at the end of the school year, but he isn’t departing without a fight. 

Eiler has been outspoken against Indiana’s school voucher program and is vowing to push back against it wholeheartedly over the next several months.

"I will say there are certain advantages to retirement and one of them is you are free to speak openly and honestly about the issues that you care deeply about," he said.

Few people may care more deeply about the state’s voucher system than Eiler.