Dallas ISD Debating Superintendent’s Fate

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DALLAS – While most folks are looking forward to Friday as the last day of the week, it may be safe to say one guy isn’t. That person? Mike Miles.

The Dallas School Superintendent has been in the hot seat for some time. And after a ruling from the Dallas County District Court, DISD board trustees will meet to possibly determine Miles' fate as Superintendent.

"There's a process in the board policy and the board operating procedures providing that if three members of the board request a meeting on a certain topic, then it has to be set for a meeting within 60 days,” Attorney Jack Ternan said. “The board President did not do that, and our clients feel that was a violation of the policies."

But not everybody wants him gone.

"I've been coming to Dallas year after year after year talking about the sore state of our schools and this is maybe the first time you've heard me talk about things are beginning to turn around,” said Dr. Robert Sanborn, President and CEO of Children at Risk. "We want people to have enough evidence as possible before they make a decision."

Miles is also getting support from Dallas City Council Members who sent a letter to the board stating:

“We humbly ask you to take whatever action is necessary to retain him as Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District.”

And it doesn’t stop there.

A Change.org petition has been created stating, “Dallas kids need Mike Miles as our Superintendent.” The page has almost 500 supporters.

It seems Friday's meeting will be the determining factor of whether folks like Mike... or would rather see him take a hike.

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