Donna school board places superintendent on paid administrative leave
The Donna school board placed Superintendent Fernando Castillo on paid administrative leave Tuesday night.
School board Trustee John Billman motioned to place Castillo on administrative leave. Trustee Donna Mery seconded the motion, which passed 4-3.
Some trustees criticized Castillo after a management review raised major questions about hiring and decisionmaking during his tenure.
Trustees who opposed the decision said they wanted to focus on hiring new chief financial officer — and allow the standard process for evaluating the superintendent to move forward.