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CISD board hears Giles
Houston County Courier

By Lynda Jones

After meeting behind closed doors from six and a half hours, the Crockett ISD Board of Trustees emerged with a decision for former Crockett High School Principal Mark Giles. Giles had asked the board for a Level III Grievance hearing. He has been on administrative leave this school year. The board voted to uphold the decision of the Level II Grievance hearing officer, and instructed Superintendent Dr. Douglas Moore to inform Giles of his next position before the next board meeting. While making the motion for this decision, CISD Board Member Karen Johnson read a contract statement that employment positions are subject to assignment. Additionally, the board instructed its attorneys to investigate other concerns discussed by Giles during the hearing. The board met for about two and one-half hours with Moore, Giles and attorneys for both sides. The meeting began at 6 p.m. The board deliberated from about 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. During the meeting, the board room was occupied by about 25-30 persons of all ages who were family and friends of Giles. Two Crockett police officers were posted in the hallway for the duration; however, there were no disturbances.


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