Brady asst. coach says he never used drugs, but resigns

Following an executive session that ran late into the night, the Brady Independent School District board of trustees announced that coach Clint DuBose had tendered his resignation effective the end his teaching contract. The end of that contract is currently being negotiated. The resignation stems from an incident that occurred Friday, Nov. 2 which led to his arrest on charges of possession of marijuana in an amount less than two ounces. DuBose pleaded guilty to the charges and received deferred adjudication for the class B misdemeanor. He was also placed on nine months probation and required to pay a fine of $750 in addition to $215.25 in court fees. He must also attend an approved drug offender education program and contribute 50 hours of community service. In a written statement provided to the Brady Standard-Herald, DuBose stated: “I wanted to write this letter to publicly apologize to the school district and the people of Brady for any negative attention that I have caused. To those who know me personally, you know that I have always taken a strong stand against drugs and have been outspoken against the use of drugs of any kind. There has never been any form of drug use in my past nor is there any form of current drug use. The recent drug test taken days after the incident can verify that to be true. “The fact of the matter is that marijuana was found in my truck, which under the law makes me guilty of possession. How this drug got there, I can only speculate. I realize this situation is almost impossible for most to understand, but I pray the majority will. “I want to thank everyone for all the phone calls and words of support that we have received over the past week. You have been truly appreciated and my family and I will never forget it. Thank you again and God bless. Sincerely, Clint DuBose.” The letter was accompanied by a copy of the negative drug test results that was performed on Nov. 8. DuBose, junior high athletic coordinator, has been on suspension with pay since the incident. His resignation was accepted by the school board Monday night and he and Supt. Gordon will be working out the terms of the resignation. Exact details of the resignation will be made available as they are determined. During the open session of the school board meeting, the board of trustees heard reports from each individual campus administrator. They also heard a brief presentation by Supt. Max Gordon on proposed BHS library renovation plans that have been submitted by interior design classes at the high school. The proposed project is in the early stages of planning and if approved could be completed by the end of next summer. The school board also voted to split their total number of votes for members of the McCulloch County Appraisal District among four individuals. Those receiving votes were John Evans, Glenda Ranne, Rod Young and Kirk Roddie. Trustee Jason Jacoby inquired as to the status of redistricting following the recent submission of enrollment numbers to state officials. According to Supt. Gordon, the results of the redistricting process will not be finalized until February and results of those decisions can only be speculated at this time. Gordon stated that the district submitted 397 as enrollment which is believed to be at the lower end of the 3-A spectrum. “The numbers we submitted are 31 more than we submitted two years ago, but they are still less than the other schools in our region,” said Gordon. “We are having a tough time keeping our enrollment up with the rest of the districts.” The total current enrollment for the entire district is 1,326 which is one student more than the total number of students the district had enrolled at the end of the last school year.

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