Dallas School superintendent Mike Miles says the district is looking to increase school security in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings. He appeared Monday on KERA’s talk show Think, and admits he's learned some tough lessons after last week's internal audit of his hiring practices.
Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles announced Dr. Rene Barajas will be the district’s new Chief Financial Officer. He comes from Garland ISD where he’s held the same position and is also assistant superintendent of business operations. He begins in Dallas January 22. Also starting that day is W. Jerome Oberlton, in his new DISD role as Chief of Staff. He’s currently chief technology officer at Baltimore City Public Schools. Before that he worked in North Texas, where he was president of Global Technology Services in Dallas.
The Dallas School Board has adopted the final internal audit report that found nothing illegal in controversial reimbursements and hires made at the behest of the superintendent. Mike Miles says he will do better. Teachers are not pleased.
Dallas School Trustee Bernadette Nutall says she’s worried the DISD may have broken its own audit rules or even the law when Superintendent Mike Miles hired new employees and the district paid some of their expenses. Miles says nothing untoward happened.
Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles spoke to thousands of DISD teachers at the first district-wide convocation in at least 4 years. He opened by dancing with students, then spoke for about an hour presenting his goals for teachers, principals and students.