Preliminary Hearing on Michael Downes Investigation Rescheduled

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - It's going to to be a little longer until Big Spring Superintendent Michael Downes finds out exactly what he's being investigated for.

A preliminary meeting with the T-E-A investigator, looking into allegations of misconduct in Downes past has been rescheduled by Downes and his attorney.  

We're told that meeting will now happen on March 18th.  

NewsWest Nine first reported the investigation into Downes' past back in December.

Since then, the Big Spring School Board has extended his contract, pending the outcome of the investigation, despite the complaint filed by a former Big Spring School employee on behalf of several former students.  

Downes has said from beginning there is no merit to the allegations, and has promised the school board a copy of the report as soon as he gets it.