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DISD Superintendent Mike Miles keeps job

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DISD Superintendent Mike Miles will keep his job.

The Board of Trustees voted Monday night on whether to terminate his contract. The motion failed 3-5.

The trustees are now considering possible consequences for violating his contract. The Board met behind closed doors but Miles was front and center as trustees went around the horseshoe discussing his future.
DISD Board Trustee Carla Ranger, who sits directly to his left, along with Bernadette Nutall repeatedly made emphatic appeals for his termination. Miles was cleared of bid-rigging and bullying in an internal investigation but it did find he violated policy by tampering with a potential witness in an earlier investigation. The investigation also found he attempted to publicly humiliate trustees. "The superintendent has substantially impaired or diminished his effectiveness in the district. He has substantially impaired and diminished his effectiveness in the community and the board needs to take the appropriate action," said Carla Ranger.

It's unclear right how much information will be made public when trustees return from the closed session. If they do decide to reprimand Miles, they will eventually have to vote. That will have to be posted, made public and would most likely take place at another meeting.

There could be any number of combinations of punishments handed down to Miles.

One option would be a reprimand.

A second option would be to put Miles on an employee performance improvement plan.

A third might be taking out a clause in his contract that allows for a one-year extension if his evaluation shows he's done a good job and other areas.

Monday was also the same day as Miles' evaluation. Trustees will discuss that after they talk about the kind of punishment he'll receive for violating his contract.

He could still be eligible for a bonus if he meets certain milestones while at the same time being reprimanded.

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