Palazzolo V FWISD Hearings Resume Today
For those readers following the case of former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal Joe Palazzolo’s appeal of his firing before a Texas Education Agency hearing examiner, the public hearing will resume today in room 229-B of the Fort Worth school district’s administration building at 100 University Drive. The hearing is open to the public. The appeal was postponed all last week due to the weather. Scheduled to testify today are Palazzolo, Chief of Administration Sylvia Reyna and head of the Office of Professional Standards Mike Menchaca. Reyna and Menchaca conducted the investigation that led to Palazzolo’s being fired by Superintendent Melody Johnson late last year. His termination was upheld in a 6-3 vote by the school board. Palazzolo appealed to TEA. Following the outcome of the administrative appeal, Palazzolo and his attorney Jason Smith will take his whistle-blower case to state district court in Wise County. Stay tuned.