Houston ISD’s suspension of auditor raises red flags

A complaint filed this week by the suspended chief audit executive of the Houston Independent School District raises red flags about the integrity of the school board, and in particular, Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones.

Audit executive Richard Patton was suspended in March for reasons that were unclear until this week, when Patton included the suspension paperwork with his complaint.

The facts Patton lists in his complaint are plenty to demolish the stated reasons for his suspension; they also raise two possible real reasons why he suddenly became persona non grata. READ THE REST