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Donna school board votes to take no action on superintendent's position

After two hours in executive session Tuesday, the Donna ISD board voted to take no action on whether Superintendent Fernando Castillo will be fired.

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

After two hours in executive session Tuesday, the Donna ISD board voted to take no action on whether Superintendent Fernando Castillo will be fired.

Board president Efren Ceniceros says the vote to hold off on making a decision is in the best interest of all parties involved. Ceniceros says, in due time, the public would see why, adding that hopefully things work out for the best.

The item will possibly be on the next meeting's agenda, Ceniceros said.

Castillo was placed on paid administrative leave on Dec. 12, 2017 after a 4 to 3 vote by the board, as CBS 4 News previously reported.

The superintendent's position was questioned after a forensic audit was conducted in September and revealed troubling results, like scandal, bribery and retaliation.

After the audit was conducted, the district's attorney released a statement, telling CBS 4 News that a plan of action was being developed to move the district forward.

The board also voted to place Filomena Leo as Interim Superintendent during Castillo's leave.

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