The late Tuesday announcement means superintendent Rey Madrigal, who has held the position since being named interim superintendent in 2012, will be out of a job. Changes for Harlandale come after an investigation found violations related to "contracting practices, contract procurement, nepotism and the Open Meetings Act," said TEA commissioner Mike Morath in a letter.
The district, which serves a portion of the city's South Side, will also suffer a lower accreditation status. Harlandale ISD will now be marked as "accredited-warned."
"Given the critical nature of the findings, I am appointing a board of managers to the district to exercise the powers and duties of the district's board of trustees," Morath's letter reads.
TEA will appoint a new superintendent as well as a conservator, Judy Castleberry, to "oversee the financial management of the district." The TEA-selected board of managers will be made up of community members.
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