DISD superintendent Mike Miles said this afternoon that he’s committed to leading the school district, citing recent progress made, including the highest graduation rate in decades.
“I'm here -- I'm not going anywhere,” he said at a Dallas Regional Chamber function.
KERA’s Bill Zeeble was at the event.
They were Miles’ first public comments since a report was issued Friday that say the superintendent violated district policy twice by trying to interfere with an investigation into how he handled a contract. The report says each violation by Miles constitute “good cause” for dismissal.
During the event, Miles joked about being in the news -- and how the district is making strides to improve internet connections at schools.
Many Dallas school board members have remained silent since the report was released. The board had been scheduled to discuss the report on Thursday, but that has been moved to a special meeting on Saturday.
The head of Dallas ISD’s largest teachers union says that Miles should resign. Rena Honea, president of Alliance AFT, told WFAA-TV on Monday that Miles should leave before he gets fired.