Citizens Group: School Board Should Reconsider Whether To Hire Criticized Houston Administrator

Leo Bobadilla, Houston Independent School District presents at the 2013 CEFPI Southern Region Conference about planning and passing a $1.89 billion bond referendumin in Austin, Texas on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. (Christina Burke)

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov. 7, 2015 – A citizens task force has asked the School Board to reconsider whether to hire an administrator whose management at the Houston School District was criticized in an audit.

Leo Bobadilla was hired on October 20 to run huge Broward’s school construction program paid for with $800 million in new spending approved by voters last year.

The Board voted 5-3 to hire Bobadilla after Superintendent Robert Runcie insisted there was no audit underway in Houston.

Runcie repeatedly denied the existence of an audit despite widespread publicity in the Houston media that an audit was underway and it criticized the construction program Bobadilla ran.

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