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Uvalde CISD board takes no action against superintendent during grievance hearing

UVALDE, Texas – The Uvalde CISD college board met for 3 hours behind closed doorways Monday evening to take heed to mum or dad and public grievances against Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell earlier than deciding to not take action against him.

Instead, Javier Flores made a movement that was unanimously handed by the remainder of the board.

“First, we will coordinate with the superintendent in the current systematic review of the UCISD Police Department that is currently being conducted by James McLaughlin,” Flores mentioned. “Second, direct the superintendent to bring before the board of trustees names or organizations to provide a review of UCISD administrative practices regarding accountability. Third, direct the superintendent to schedule a board town hall meeting to discuss any continuing concerns and any issues related to starting the 2022-2023 school year and we want this meeting prior to the start of school.”

Four individuals have been known as to satisfy behind closed doorways with the board.


One of them, Adam Martinez, was the primary individual to handle the board. He informed KSAT 12 News that he introduced his grievance concerning security and safety points that “made the massacre more convenient for the killer.”

“It’s (that) they’re not in touch with the citizens,” Martinez mentioned. “You see, the citizens stayed here for hours and they can’t even give him the common courtesy. We don’t even understand the language that they’re speaking. I mean it wasn’t clear who actually knows what’s going to happen right now.”

Harrell had an opportunity to reply to the grievances and board members have been allowed to ask questions. Martinez mentioned just one board member requested a question.

The whole interplay between the individuals who made the grievances and the board, Harrell, and the board’s authorized illustration was recorded.

None one of many relations of the victims killed within the Robb Elementary School taking pictures spoke, however many got here to see what transpired on the meeting.


The board shortly left after their announcement.

The lack of action angered the households who have been current, lots of them shouting and alluding to Wednesday’s termination hearing for Pete Arredondo.

The grievance hearing began with public remark, there have been 5 audio system who have been solely given one minute whole to talk.

Jesse Rizo, Jackie Cazares’ uncle, spoke first. He inspired the board to have the hearings in a public setting so the group may be part of it, and so there may be full transparency.

Diana Karau was the second speaker, she took the time to remind the board that no matter occurs shouldn’t be personal.

“This is not a personal vendetta or attack against Dr. Harrell. We need to, you need to specifically be able to separate personal and professional. You sit in those seats with a responsibility to act based on the professional performance of an employee of the school district,” Karau mentioned. “You cannot allow the process to be clouded by the fact that Dr. Harrell is a kind man, a nice man, people have spoken very highly of him throughout these meetings.”


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