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Dallas School Board Will Ask TEA To Investigate Dade School Incident

Nov 7, 2014

The Dallas school board will ask the Texas Education Agency to look into an incident last month at Dade Middle School.  That’s when Superintendent Mike Miles ordered officers to remove trustee Bernadette Nutall from campus.

Board members want to know if Miles had the authority to do that, and if Nutall had the right to be there. The superintendent argued Nutall was trespassing. She disagreed and filed a charge against Miles with the Dallas County district attorney’s office.  

TEA spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson says the agency must first make sure it has jurisdiction.

“And if we do, then it’s assigned to the appropriate investigative unit. And they’ll take a look at it and determine what needs to be done,” Culbertson says.

Trustees also asked the education commissioner to seek a legal opinion from the state attorney general. Then Culbertson says the TEA will issue a preliminary report.

“Or we might just direct the district to improve policies or undergo some type of training and let them know we’re monitoring the situation," Culbertson says.

Culbertson says some decisions are delivered within days. Others can take weeks.