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LISD Interim Superintendent responds to 'double dipping' comments

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

A retired East Texas superintendent is coming back to campus.

Monday night, Longview ISD Board Members unanimously approved Dr. James Wilcox as the Interim Superintendent.

On Tuesday, we asked Dr. Wilcox what he thought about critics complaining that he just retired as superintendent and is now drawing retirement and a salary as the interim.

Wilcox replied, "The workings of the teacher retirement system, let alone the workings of superintendent contracts are something that most people don't have intimate knowledge of how all of that works. We work for the public and they deserve to have their questions answered and I think that's appropriate and that's what we're here to do."

Longview ISD will pay Dr. Wilcox half of what he earned as full-time superintendent.

One of his duties is to help the board find candidates for the permanent superintendent position.

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