Nick Otis

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.

Delphi Community School Corporation

UPDATE (8:00 p.m.):

Otis says no specific date has been set for a hearing, and that Briles merely has the option of requesting one, which he has yet to formally do.

EARLIER: 

The Delphi Community School Corporation board has moved to fire Superintendent Greg Briles.

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.