The Howard school board last June adopted a resolution requesting that the state board remove Dyer from the panel, accusing him of such actions as violating confidentiality requirements and bullying school system staff.
In several of Dyer's questions to Giles, administrative law judge Douglas Koteen repeatedly requested that Dyer move beyond certain questions, saying that some were rephrased versions of previous queries. He did allow a few of Dyer's requests to admit email correspondence and other documents as evidence despite objections of the Howard board attorney, Judith Bresler.
Giles is the second witness to be called to testify, along with fellow board member Frank Aquino on Monday. Board member Janet Siddiqui is expected to testify Wednesday afternoon. Every board member as well as some school system staff are expected to testify.
The hearing is slated to continue Monday and Tuesday. Dyer lost his re-election bid in last month's primary so his term will end after the general election. The removal request applies to the remainder of his current term.