Cobb County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa announced his resignation at conclusion of Monday night's school board meeting.
Many parents who spoke during the public portion of Monday night's meeting took to the microphone to criticize Hinojosa's handling of last week's snow storm, and the decision not to close schools in advance of the storm's striking the area. Many schools, including some in Cobb County were left housing students overnight when they could not get home in the gridlock that followed.
He said the recent criticism of his handling of the snow storm was not a part of his decision to leave. He said he and his wife decided over the Christmas holiday period, after he had been offered a job in Texas as an education consultant with a private firm.
Hinojosa did agree, however, that the timing does not look good, and he still defended his actions during the snow emergency.
Hinojosa will leave the position in May at the conclusion of the current school year.
He came to Cobb County in 2011 after leading the Dallas Independent School District in Texas from 2005 through 2011.