BCPS employee’s job on line after accidentally using district credit card to pay for hotel room

CASE IS GOING TO BE ALLIGATOR ALLEY >> Victor: LETTERS AT 5:30 A BROWARD SCHOOLS OPERATIONS MANAGER IS FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS JOB AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT LEE

AL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN WRESTLING WITH THE PROPER PUNISHMENT ALL DAY >> Janine: THE ORIGINAL RECOMMENDATION WAS FOR HIM TO BE FIRE BUT SOME FELT THAT WHAT IS TOO HARSH, AND SO LOCAL10'S IAN MARGOL HAS THIS LATEST >> I DON'T PERSONALLY THINK IT WARRANTS SOMEBODY'S JOB BEING TAKEN AWAY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN WRITTEN UP, THAT'S NEVER HAD A PROBLEM >>> >> I DON'T THINK THE PUNISHMENT FITS THE CRIME SO SORRY

>> Ian: BROWARD SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS REACTING ON TUESDAY THAT HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB FOR MISUSING HIS POSITION >> THEY MET DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS WITH COUGHER FOR A PERIOD OF SELF HOURS IN A HOTEL ROOM PAID FOR BY THE SCHOOL BOARD BECAUSE OF AN EVENT CANALES WAS WORKING >> Ian: ISRAEL CANALES WHO OVERSEES OPERATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT ATE ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION CENTER ALSO USED A DISTRICT CREDIT CARD TOW RESERVE A DIFFERENT HOTEL ROOM FOR HIS ROMANTIC AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER DISTRICT EMPLOYEE >> I'M LOST FORE WORDS BECAUSE THIS IS ALL I KNOW THIS IS ALL I KNOW

I'M SORRY >> Ian: CANALES AND HIS LAWYERS SAY WHILE THE AFFAIR WAS A MORAL MISS TACK, USING HAD DISTRICT CREDIT CARD WAS NOTHING MORE THAN AN ACCIDENT AND AN INVESTIGATION DID FIND THE MONEY WAS CREDITED BACK TO THE CARD MORE THAN A MONTH LATER MOST OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS SAID THEY COULDN'T GO THROUGH IT FOR WHAT IS A PERSON ISSUE >> DO I THINK THERE SHOULD BE DISCIPLINE DISCIPLINE? ABSOLUTELY DO I THINK IT SHOULD BE IMAGERY TERMINATION? ABSOLUTELY NOT

>> Ian: SO CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS BEGAN AT 11:30 IT STRETCHED ON FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF THEY TABLED THEIR DECISION UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON AND STILL HAVE YET TO BRING THIS BACK UP SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE MONITORING IT FOR YOU

BUT YOU CAN TELL YOU THEY WERE LEANING TOWARDS A MUCH LIGHTER