On Thursday, Sep. 19, the members of the Dallas Independent School District board will meet in closed door sessions with Superintendent Mike Miles at 5:30 p.m. According to ABC’s News 8 Now on Thursday morning, the superintendent is planning to give his side in regard to the investigation which found earlier in September that he broke district rules. The board of trustees will be expected to make a decision on what the superintendent’s fate will be.
As reported in this column and by local ABC affiliate WFAA’s Midday News earlier in September, the president of the largest teachers’ union in Dallas has requested DISD trustees terminate Superintendent Miles. On Thursday’s Midday Newscast, Rena Honea repeated that request in a news conference held by the Alliance-AFT union president, citing “his flawed leadership” for causing “school employees and community members to lose confidence.” Honea told those attending Thursday’s news conference, “By any measure, Superintendent Miles has let down our students, parents, teachers, and Dallas community. The superintendent must be replaced with someone who’s willing to actually do what works to reclaim the promise of a quality education our students deserve.”
Superintendent Miles and the board will discuss the recent investigation into Miles’ practices, which concluded that the superintendent violated board policy and employment contract, but did not break any laws.