Former DISD chief Hinojosa leaving Atlanta-area school district

Michael Hinojosa

Credit: WFAA

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa appeared on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on April 2, 2011.

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Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 2:23 AM

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Former Dallas Independent School District superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa says he's leaving his current job as chief of the Cobb County, Georgia district.

Hinojosa announced his resignation at conclusion of Monday night's school board meeting.

He said the recent criticism of his handling of last week's snowstorm was not a part of his decision to leave. He said he and his wife decided over the Christmas holiday period, after he had been offered a job in Texas as an education consultant with a private firm.

Hinojosa did agree, however, that the timing does not look good, and he still defended his actions during the snow emergency.

Hinojosa will leave the position in May at the conclusion of the current school year.

He came to Cobb County in 2011 after a stormy tenure as DISD chief from 2005 through 2011.

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