No Action on Fate of DeSoto Superintendent

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    A Dallas-area school board is set to discuss the future of a new superintendent who came from an Atlanta school system embroiled in allegations of widespread cheating on standardized tests.

    The DeSoto Independent School District board has not decided whether to fire its new superintendent.

    Trustees discussed the future of Kathy Augustine, who came from the Atlanta school system embroiled in allegations of widespread cheating on standardized tests, in executive session Monday night.

    Augustine has denied having knowledge of test cheating when she was a deputy superintendent in Atlanta.

    Trustees declined to say what happened in their executive session, but one board member hinted that they might not have had enough members present to take a vote.

    The board's agenda for its Monday meeting said their discussion would include a "possible voluntary exit agreement." DeSoto ISD spokeswoman Beth Trimble said it was tabled until Aug. 8.

    Augustine was put on paid administrative leave earlier this month while the DeSoto district re-examined her time in the Atlanta system.

    She was hired in April for the $188,000-per-year job.