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ROUND ROCK — The contentious months-long story continues in the “safe and suburban” Central Texas school district.

On Thursday, the Round Rock Independent School District board of trustees met behind closed doors to respond to the state government investigation into recently hired superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, who has been accused of domestic violence.

Specifically, the board voted 6-1 to place Azaiez on paid administrative leave for the present, hire an external investigator to look into the allegations against him, and appoint an interim superintendent.

The Tumultuous Saga

The story began last summer, when five of the seven board trustees controversially hired Azaiez despite objections from the community. Soon after, accusations surfaced that Azaiez had demanded his pregnant mistress abort their child. When she refused, Azaiez reportedly threatened her with violence, and after she approached RRISD trustees about the matter in July, Azaiez allegedly assaulted her.

In early August, board trustees Mary Bone and Danielle Weston called for an immediate special meeting to discuss the claims, but they were denied by the other five members.

“Criminal accusations against the superintendent that came to the entire board in a 7/23/2021 e-mail are worrisome,” the trustees wrote in a press release. “First, all persons in our country are innocent until proven guilty. Second, the well-being of our students, staff and community are more important than anything else. Third, given the credibility of the accuser, these accusations cannot be ignored.”

They added, “In our view, the failure to promptly schedule and hold a board of trustees meeting to discuss and address this matter can only mean that our high level of concern and sense of urgency is not universally shared among all seven trustees.”

The allegations then sparked months of public outcry and incidents that made national headlines, which Texas Scorecard chronicled in a

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