Senator Paul Bettencourt comments on the appointment of the new HISD Superintendent and the Board of Managers by TEA Commissioner Mike Morath

Houston, TX – Senator Paul Bettencourt, (R-Houston) the principal author of SB 1365 (87R), that restored Texas’ education system oversight & A-F accountability system, cited repeatedly by the Texas Supreme Court in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) court case, reacts to the appointment of Mike Miles as the new Superintendent of HISD.

“I commend TEA Commissioner Mike Morath’s selection of Mike Miles as the new Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District.” Said Senator Paul Bettencourt. “Mr. Miles’ experience with large school districts and implementing ground-breaking initiatives, including, his experience with turning around charter schools, makes him a perfect fit for the task at hand in the States’ largest school system. I’m confident under Mr. Miles’ leadership, and the new Board of Managers, that reflect the diversity of the residents of HISD’s broad range of background and skills, will focus on improving the educational outcomes of our HISD school children.” Concluded Senator Bettencourt.

Mr. Miles is the former Superintendent of Dallas Independent School District, a graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the University of California at Berkeley, and Columbia University. Senator Bettencourt looks forward to assisting the newly appointed Superintendent Miles and the Board of Managers at HISD.