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Former Superintendent Michael Hinojosa returning to Dallas

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The former head of the Dallas Independent School District abruptly resigned from his position in Georgia Monday night and said he plans to return to Dallas.

Dr. Michael Hinojosa left DISD in 2011 to serve as the superintendent for Cobb County Schools, a large district just outside of Atlanta.

The district was one of several criticized last week for not closing schools ahead of a winter storm. More than 600 Cobb County students were forced to spend the night at school.

But, Hinojosa told the school board he decided to leave for personal reasons. He plans to return to Dallas at the end of May to be closer to family, including his wife and 91-year-old mother.

He won't return to DISD, though. Hinojosa said he accepted a job that would allow him to work from home for a national education consulting firm.

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