Round Rock ISD officials confirmed Jan. 13 that an external investigation of suspended Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez is underway.

The district's board of trustees voted Jan. 6 to engage an external investigator and place Azaiez on administrative leave pending the outcome of such an investigation. That same night, the board appointed Chief of Innovation Daniel Presley acting superintendent.

"The board has already engaged an investigator who started her work this week," said Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, RRISD chief of public affairs and communications, in an interview with Community Impact Newspaper. "The motion last Thursday authorized [board] President [Amber] Feller to review resumes provided by the board's attorneys and select an investigator."

Suspension of the superintendent came at the recommendation of David Faltys, RRISD's Texas Education Agency monitor, based on a protective order filed in a Travis County District Court. The TEA also confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper that the agency is investigating Azaiez.