Well-known HISD principal relieved of her duties

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- One of Houston's most well-known principals has been relieved of her duties.

83-year-old Dr. Bertie Simmons came out of retirement to be principal at Furr High School. She's credited with dramatically turning the school around academically.

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She most recently won the school a ten million dollar grant and was planning to build a clinic with the money.

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HISD announced that Simmons is temporarily relieved of her duties due to a "personnel matter."

The district will not provide details out of respect for the privacy of all involved.

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