By Elvira Sakmari and Lindsay Wilcox
NBC DFW

Trustees of DeSoto Independent School District met behind closed doors late into the night Monday amid concerns involving their new superintendent, who came to them from Atlanta amid an investigation of cheating on standardized tests.

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Trustees of the DeSoto’s 9,000-student district announced they have placed just-hired Superintendent Dr. Kathy M. Augustine on indefinite paid leave. Monday was Augustine’s first day on the job.

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Trustees appointed Levatta Levels as interim superintendent.

The district hired the 60-year-old Augustine in a 4-2 vote in May. She’s a former deputy superintendent of the Atlanta school district.

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