DALLAS -- More fallout from the DISD instant messaging scandal. The board met Monday night. In the line of fire -- Superintendent Mike Miles.
The trustees demanded to know why it took two weeks for Miles to punish Carmen Darville, former head of HR, and her instant messaging associate? And why they were both awarded severance pay totaling over a hundred thousand dollars?
That farewell paycheck had some trustees fumbling to find the angry emoji.
Darville was forced to resign because she sent hundreds of messages insulting employees based on gender, race, and religion.
Monday's meeting also focused on more than 450 pages of evidence that raised serious questions about the entire HR department, including charges of falsifying records, harassment and allegations that top officials were bullying and threatening co-workers.
Miles apologized to the trustees, teachers and the community of Dallas.
Is it possible no one really had a clue this all was going on? Hey, in the game of life, this might have been a chance to use a time out.