A former U.S. attorney has been hired by the Dallas school board to investigation allegations that Superintendent Mike Miles tried to interfere with bidding on a service contract.
Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles voted Monday night to hire Paul Coggins. Investigation costs are not expected to exceed $100,000 without board approval.
Miles, who's led the district for a year, denies wrongdoing.
Miles last month tabled an item related to a vendor contract. A district spokeswoman, Rebecca Rodriguez, later filed a complaint with internal investigators alleging Miles violated policy by freezing the contract because it was not awarded to a certain vendor.
Miles allegedly later halted the internal review.
Coggins in the 1990s prosecuted DISD corruption that landed then-Superintendent Yvonne Gonzalez in prison.