Crockett ISD approves proposal to terminate former H.S. principal

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Crockett ISD school board voted to approve a proposal to terminate the contract of former high school principal Tuesday evening.  The proposal was discussed during a closed session of the meeting.

The agenda states the termination of Mark Giles is based on financial reasons.  Superintendent Douglas Moore refused to comment on the proposal.

Giles has been on paid leave from the district since the Houston County District Attorney indicted him on criminal charges concerning Giles alleged personal-use of a district-owned laptop computer.  The indictment was later thrown out because details lacked in the official indictment.  D.A. Donna Kasper said she planned to re-indict the former principal.

Prior to the school board's decision, Moore had told KTRE they did not plan to make any changes to Giles employment until the legal issues were taken care of.

Giles told KTRE Thursday that he was not apart of the board actions this week, and no one from the school board had informed him of the termination proposal yet.