Former Atlanta schools tech director under federal investigation

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Willie Jerome Oberlton, who worked in Atlanta from 2004 to 2006, and possibly longer, informed Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles on Monday about the investigation. Miles said in a statement that he was “shocked and disappointed.”

“When I learned of the seriousness of this issue yesterday, I immediately requested Mr. Oberlton’s resignation,” Miles said Tuesday. “My disappointment is accompanied by anger because Jerome did not inform us about his involvement in this investigation until yesterday.”

The investigation isn’t expected to be related to allegations of cheating on standardized tests that have resulted in criminal charges against 35 former Atlanta educators, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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