Termination? San Perlita principal in limbo

SAN PERLITA — San Perlita High School Principal Ramiro Moreno may soon be terminated for “good cause.”

The school board has accepted Superintendent Albert Peña’s recommendation proposing the firing of Moreno.

The board may consider Moreno’s termination at its next meeting Feb. 9, Peña said yesterday.

Yesterday, Moreno continued to serve under his contract.

Peña said he could not disclose whether an investigation had been launched into Moreno.

“As this is an ongoing personnel matter, I cannot comment further,” Peña said in a statement.

Board president Melissa Guadinana declined comment, referring questions to Peña.

Moreno, who has served as the high school’s principal since 2008, is making a salary of $79,500.

As principal, Moreno oversees 10 teachers and 88 students.

Students boast high academic marks, out-performing most Texas students in such subjects as reading, mathematics, writing, science and social studies.

The school’s graduation rate stands at 100 percent, compared to the statewide rate of 88 percent, in 2013, the latest state figures show.