City View ISD administrators remain on leave

Published: Feb. 13, 2023 at 11:01 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The City View ISD Board of Trustees met Monday evening and were expected to discuss what action will be taken toward current district officials charged with professional failure to make a required child abuse report. News Channel 6 Multimedia Journalist Blake hill was there for the nearly four-hour meeting.

“We can do better, and we have to do better because this is our future,” Michael Parker, former City View ISD board member, said. “These are the kids that are going to be taking care of us one day when we’re in a nursing home, or wherever we’re at. And we’re failing them right now, that board is failing our students in this district. If they allow those people to come back here they have failed the parents, the tax payers, the kids, everybody.”

Parents attended the open session of the City View ISD board meeting to express their opinions on what the board should do. They then waited through the three-hour closed session to hear the board’s final decision.

“There’s what I would refer to as a cancer on the board,” Parker said. “There’s a cancer that’s been there for 20 years, there’s a cancer that’s been there for 10 years, and there’s a cancer that’s been there for 13 years, and until those people are taken off the board, nothing is going to change.”

First Step, a local nonprofit that provides services to survivors of sexual assault, got involved to make sure students, parents and school staff alike know they’re ready to help.

“We just want to be a support, that’s what we’re here for, that’s why First Step is here in the community,” First Step outreach manager Mackenzie Splawn said. “We are support in these types of situations. All we want to do is just be able to help in any way we can.”

The board’s final decision late Monday night was to place the accused staff on paid administrative leave, a move the board will reconsider in their March meeting.

After a long closed session, school board members left the meeting and offered our crews no comment.