In his letter of resignation, Fish wrote, “My wife, Erin, and I have been contemplating her return to the classroom as a teacher. She has decided to apply for an elementary teaching position within BISD.”
District rules would not permit his wife to be hired by the district while he was a board member.
Fish said, “In addition, if you accept my resignation, I would strongly suggest y’all appoint Tom Beasley as the successor until I can return.”
Beasley, who was sitting in the audience, agreed and simply said, “for a short duration.”
This isn’t the first time Beasley has served on the BISD board.
He served nine years before resigning about two years ago, saying that he wanted time to pursue other things such as painting and amateur archaeology.
“Welcome back, Tom. And if you still have your nameplate you can bring it back. If not, we can make you a new one,” said Nick Cardenas, board president.