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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas School Board of Trustees lit into Superintendent Mike Miles at their board meeting Monday night over recent controversies. Some East Dallas parents weighed in Tuesday.
CBS 11 found a pair of moms picking up their kids at Lipscomb Elementary School and asked what they thought about Superintendent Miles, the school board and the affect the two have on their kids and schools.
Parent Martha Hernandez couldn’t tell us the superintendent’s name. “Myers, or whatever his name is. I don’t know,” said Hernandez.
Parent Regina Frank knows his name. “It’s clear Mr. Miles is not an individual who makes good decisions,” says Frank.
Superintendent Miles’ leadership garners attention from some, but thousands of Dallas Independent School District parents give little focus to the battles between him and the board elected to represent those parents.
Late Monday night, board members confronted Miles about the latest controversy coming from his administration. He knew about questionable conduct of his Human Resources chief, but only called for her resignation, weeks later. Miles apologized, but parent Frank says she’s seen enough.
“We’re not saying things were perfect prior to Miles’ arrival, but definitely they’ve worsened,” says Regina Frank.
Martha Hernandez won’t go that far, but she believes educating kids in Dallas schools isn’t harmed by the back and forth in the board room.
“Our kids’ education is based on how the teachers are, and the trustees, everything, so I think it is important,” says Hernandez.
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