By Steve Pickett


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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Superintendent of Dallas Schools finds himself facing a board that could remove him from his job Friday.

Thursday, Mike Miles talked to CBS11 about the plan to possibly pull him from his position.

Mike Miles says change causes friction.  He wants to continue his change plan, but some school board members believe it’s time for a change at the top.

Sources tell CBS11 there will be a severance deal on the table Friday at 4pm for Miles to take.

But there must be five school board members ready to vote him out.  Earlier this week, three elected board trustees went to court just to get this question on the table.

“If it were up to me I’d finish the job I started,” said Miles.

For three years now, almost every major Miles initiative like teacher pay, student testing and principal evaluation has faced opposition.  But the superintendent’s conflicts with specific trustees also has him in hot water.

On the possibility of there being five to nine trustees to vote to terminate him, Miles said, “I don’t know.  I don’t think so.  I try not to do the board’s work.  We will continue to focus on what’s in the best interest of the kids.”

A coalition of four Dallas City Council members, Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins, Jennifer Staubach Gates, Dwaine Caraway and Lee Kleinman spoke in support of keeping Miles on the job Thursday afternoon in front of City Hall.

“While we acknowledge concerns, we feel terminating his services will gravely damage the performance and perception of the district at this time,” said Gates.

There’s now an online petition for people to sign in support of Miles keeping his job.

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