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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas schools superintended Mike Miles will remain the leader of the second largest school district in Texas.

A vote to have Miles tender his resignation failed three votes to six.

Instead, trustees approved a call to issue a “Letter of Concern” to Miles, a reprimand regarding his leadership.

School Board members met in closed session for four hours Friday.

Three trustees had scrutinized Miles’ implementation of programs for schools, recruitment of teachers and overall achievement for children.

Outside school district headquarters, two large groups of parents and protesters rallied directly in front of each other, one group demanding Miles’ removal, the other standing in support.

When trustees emerged from closed session, it was announced Miles would not stay at the meeting while trustees debated his future.

“No matter what happens, as long as you — the community — continue to stand side by side with this team we’re gonna do what’s right for kids,” Miles said before exciting the meeting.

Miles was selected as General Superintendent of Schools in 2012.

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