TEA assigns former Carroll ISD superintendent to monitor Round Rock ISD school board

A Texas Education Agency letter shared by Round Rock ISD states that former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Falty has been assigned to monitor the district. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
A Texas Education Agency letter shared by Round Rock ISD states that former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Falty has been assigned to monitor the district. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Texas Education Agency letter shared by Round Rock ISD states that former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Falty has been assigned to monitor the district. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Texas Education Agency letter released in December states former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Faltys has been assigned to monitor Round Rock ISD.

The TEA determined RRISD would be assigned a monitor following a complaint against a former board member. Board President Amy Weir stated at an Oct. 21 meeting of the board that a monitor had not yet been assigned to the district.

Faltys will formally monitor the district for one year, according to the TEA.

When reached for comment, Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, RRISD chief of public affairs and communications, pointed to the notice from Jeff Cottrill, TEA deputy commissioner of governance and accountability.

"It is my sincere desire that all parties work together in a cooperative and productive manner to address the issues identified for the district," Cottrill's letter stated.


Faltys' duties will include participating in and reporting to the TEA on board activities, working with the board and the TEA to identify and correct issues that lead up to actions mentioned in the complaint, attending board meetings and submitting monthly reports documenting the board's progress.

An announcement regarding the district's monitor is set to be made during the board's Dec. 16 meeting.

TEA monitors report on the activities of the board of trustees or the superintendent. According to RRISD documents, a complaint against the district from October 2019 stated that previous board President Chad Chadwell did not recuse himself from discussion about a grievance against himself, alleging a conflict of interest and board overreach.

Faltys' installation as monitor for RRISD stems from that complaint.

Faltys announced his resignation from CISD in August 2020 and vacated his position in January.

Community Impact Newspaper will update this story as additional information becomes available.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.