Desoto ISD holds meeting on superintendent's future

The Desoto ISD school board held a special meeting Monday night to discuss the future of superintendent David Harris.

 The district and Harris received a-lot of unwanted attention in recent months after a controversy surrounding the departure of the high school football coach and a brawl involving the varsity boy's basketball team. In April of last year, four months after winning a state championship, Todd Peterman's job was in question. Peterman's contract was renewed a month later in May. After going 10 and 2 this past season, Peterman resigned last month.

Nearly two weeks ago, DeSoto's varsity boys basketball team was involved in a brawl with Duncanville after a game and the video went viral. The district handed down punishments. Both schools were placed on probation by the UIL.

A district spokesperson said the special meeting Monday night has nothing to do with athletics and is a routine annual review of the superintendent.

Parents say the board needs to refocus on academics.

"We have no discipline in the school we have no discipline with the athletic program the discipline is terrible here and so I think it starts here with the head, with the school board it's terrible," Jeffrey Booker said.

There were many questions about why the meeting was scheduled on President's Day, a national holiday. The board president said it was scheduled because it couldn't fit it in with the Spring Break schedule next month.

This is the third of three meetings where the board does an annual review. The agenda does say they could come back and take action after their meeting.

 

 

 

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