Three Dallas School Trustees File Lawsuit Against Board President | KERA News

Three Dallas School Trustees File Lawsuit Against Board President

Apr 27, 2015

Three trustees from the Dallas Independent School District are suing one of their own -- the board president. 

Joyce Foreman, Elizabeth Jones and Bernadette Nutall say president Miguel Solis missed a deadline to hold a meeting to discuss Superintendent Mike Miles’ performance.

A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday morning. 

The trio requested an agenda item for the discussion in February. District rules state the meeting should be held within 60 days.  The lawsuit says that deadline was April 21. Solis, a supporter of Miles, scheduled the discussion of his contract May 14 -- after the May 9 elections, which includes Dallas school board races.

The lawsuit requests the court to require Solis to hold closed and public sessions about Miles’ performance on Friday. 

Solis told KERA he hopes the matter gets resolved quickly.

“It’s unfortunate that a disagreement on the interpretation of policy has risen to this level," Solis said. "I want to insure that this issue is handled immediately, so that we can put our focus back on the 160,000 students that we serve in this district.” 

Read the lawsuit 

Dallas ISD Trustee Lawsuit