Commissioner Ellis Issues Statement on Spectrum TV Investigation Alleging Texas Public Education Funds Being Redirected to Mike Miles’ Colorado Charter Schools

14 May, 24

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis issued the following statement on the Spectrum News report that HISD Superintendent Mike Miles allegedly funneled taxpayer dollars to his Colorado charter schools:

“I’m shocked by what I saw in one news report regarding allegations concerning state-imposed HISD Superintendent Mike Miles. This also calls into question every dollar he has spent as superintendent. While teacher benefits are being slashed, libraries are being closed, and support staff are being let go, HISD parents and taxpayers deserve a robust and timely investigation to ensure that tax dollars are being used appropriately and ethically. This is especially true at a time when the district is under the direct control of the State and not accountable to a locally elected board.”