E.C.I.S.D. threatened with lawsuit by Deputy Superintendent Joe Gallegos

by Michael Stafford
NewsWest 9

The Ector County School Board threatened with a lawsuit.

The person behind it, Deputy Superintendent Joe Gallegos.

New details have just surfaced on why he's threatening to sue.

We received that fax from the District just before five Friday evening.

We actually knew it was coming, because Trustee Randy Rives told us that in his own special news conference on Thursday in the E.C.I.S.D. board room.

And here's the latest, no lawsuit has been filed just yet.

We've been checking with the Court Clerk all day Thursday to see if Deputy Superintendent Jose Gallegos had filed one.

However, Gallegos did send a letter to each school board member, threatening to file suit against them.

Newswest 9 spoke with Board Member Doyle Woodall.

In that letter, Gallegos claims he was defamed professionally.

In other words, made to look bad in the community, by some members of the school board.

Now he wants to the board to buyout his contract.

In return he will not file a lawsuit.

The payout would reportedly be more than 100 thousand dollars.

Woodall told NewsWest 9 quote, "Gallegos can go for it, because I feel like if he thinks he can extort money from the district, then get after it."

Of course, we'll continue to follow this story, and pass along details, as they become available.