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Former Delphi Community Schools superintendent Greg Briles speaks out for first time since being fired

The former superintendent of Delphi Community Schools is speaking out Thursday for the first time since he was fired in September.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 12:19 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The former superintendent of Delphi Community Schools is speaking out Thursday for the first time since he was fired in September.

Greg Briles said his reputation is on the line because community members think he is responsible for the financial condition of the school district.

He and his lawyer cleared the air Thursday afternoon saying no money is missing.

A financial advisor, Ed Eiler, hired by the school district said he found, "no illegal or improper expenditures made or approved by the superintendent."

Briles said there was a mix of communication issues stemming from new software, and the district's former treasurer resigning.

He added he wants to move on and his lawyer said something has to change with how school boards conduct business.

"I think what we need to do is convince the legislature that they need to have independent hearing officers to hear conflicts between superintendents and their boards," said Briles' attorney Bob Reiling. "You would really have due process then."

"I respect them," said Briles. "I hope they respected what I did for the community and their school for the years that I was there. Enough said."

In a settlement with Briles we obtained Wednesday night, the school board said "philosophical differences" were the reasons for Briles' termination.

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