TMISD School Board discusses Director General’s job

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – School board members for the Tuloso-Midway Independent School District debate late into the night Wednesday over the district superintendent’s future employment.

Doctor Rick Fernandez was put on administrative leave in July, and whether or not to fire him was the only item on the agenda for a special school board meeting.

No decision had been taken at 10:25 p.m.

Council members remained in an executive closed session which began at 6:11 p.m.

When asked for information about the superintendent’s suspension and possible termination, council members said they could not comment on an ongoing investigation.

It was frustrating for two parents worried about TMISD.

“I just want to know basically the results of the investigation, if (Fernandez) was right what he did, and basically the truth,” Silvia Henderson said.

“I would be okay if they fired a teacher for doing wrong – I mean anyone,” Cindie Gonzalez said. “If he didn’t, why isn’t he allowed to do his job. And if he did, you have to show us proof.

Fernandez was put on leave days before the Texas Education Agency announced it was investigating TMISD for possible grade tampering, but it is unclear how or if the investigation relates to the disciplinary action.

This is a developing story.

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