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Spring ISD School Board Moves To Fire Three Employees In Wake of Transcript, Testing Fiasco

Already several school administrators had voluntarily resigned.

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Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson visits with a Spring ISD high school student on the first day of school. Photo courtesy of Spring ISD.


At a special meeting Sunday, school board members in Spring voted to fire three employees as a probe continues into how widespread transcript and testing errors put almost 600 seniors at risk of not graduating.

The internal probe began in January after state administrators spotted problems with student data.

Already several administrators with the Spring Independent School District had voluntarily resigned.

Now with the board’s vote, three other school employees will lose their jobs.

Rodney Watson, the Spring ISD superintendent, recommended the board not renew their contracts.

They include the assistant superintendent who supervised Dekaney High School and another assistant superintendent who oversaw Westfield High School.

Spring ISD’s chief of schools will continue to meet with parents and students this week to talk about the investigation and explain how the district is moving forward.

Those meetings are Thursday, Feb. 26 at Spring High for sophomores and Wednesday, March 4, at Westfield High for freshmen.


Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee

Education Reporter

Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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