As of Monday night, Navasota High School Principal Brent Rumbo had not submitted a letter of resignation as the school district had asked from him.Rumbo
, just a principal for a year in the Grimes County community, did not appear at the district's school board meeting Monday.The only mention made of him by the trustees was for an item where salary schedules were approved.Rumbo's salary was pulled from the item.
Since late last week, Rumbo
has been on paid adminstrative leave.
would not return calls from News 3 Monday.
At the beginning of the last school year, Maggie Lira filed a complaint about Brent Rumbo's
treatment of her child.
"I'm afraid it's going to get uglier, because Mr. Rumbo
is not the type of person just to quietly go," Lira said.
It says Rumbo
, then the principal in Winona, was stopped with a prostitute that he
had picked up at a drug house.Rumbo
was sighted for not signaling a turn, but the report says he
may have been less than truthful when he
was just looking for his
ex-wife, who he
thought was "turning tricks."Rumbo
also told authorities he
only knew of the drug house through students at the high school.
Members of the school board had no comment concerning Rumbo Monday since it's a personnel issue.
In building their case against Brent Rumbo
, concerned residents in Navasota
are also saying the district needs to look long and hard at the high school as a whole.For one, the TEA ratings that just came out ranking them academically unacceptable for 2007.
"I know kids who have never been in trouble before who have told me, I've had such a hard time concentrating this year, and I have to relate it to Mr. Rumbo
because the previous year, it wasn't like that," Lira said.