Dallas ISD Supt. Mike Miles will keep job for now

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles will keep his job for now. DISD board members made the decision after a closed-door meeting Friday night.

After nearly four hours of closed session and another hour of discussion, board members voted 7-2 to issue a letter of concern or reprimand to Miles, insisting that he be more accountable with his programs and policies and more professional with other board members.

Earlier Friday afternoon, Miles walked into the meeting smiling with boos and cheers from the audience.

But after the closed session, he was very serious.

But first, Joyce Foreman, one of the trustees who is the reason for the court-ordered meeting, showed slides titled, "Is the district better than it was 3 years ago?" highlighting the lack of transparency and student performance during Miles' tenure so far.

Trustee Bernadette Nutall also chimed in, saying they have no personal agenda against Miles and that their focus is on accountability and academic data, saying the superintendent's leadership isn't cutting it.

Miles told the crowd that to move the district forward takes courage.

After he spoke, Miles shocked the crowd and even other trustees, saying he had to leave at 9 p.m. because he promised he would spend time with his son. That angered trustees, who weren't told that.

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