Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth ISD’
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School District Whistleblower Files Defamation Suit Against Superintendent

Eric Griffey
The wrongful termination trial of Joe Palazzolo is set to start later this month in Decatur, but that’s not the only score the former assistant principal at Arlington Heights wants to settle with the Fort Worth school dis...


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Fort Worth School Fights Facebook Page

Eric Griffey
A Facebook page called “Fort Worth Fights” has posted about two dozen cell phone videoed fights involving teens at various schools throughout the Fort Worth school district, including South Hills High School, O.D. W...



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Who’s on First?

Fort Worth school board politics make foreign policy look easy.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
The tension in the boardroom at the Fort Worth school district headquarters was palpable on a warm night in June. Trustee Ann Sutherland was to be censured that evening. The motion had been placed at the end of the agenda, so S...


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Moss Elected School Board President

Eric Griffey
At last night’s school board meeting, trustees elected a new slate of officers, with Christene Chadwick Moss as the new board president. Moss, who has served on the board since 1990, takes over for Judy Needham, who serve...



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Back to Court

A failed settlement of Joe Palazzolo’s lawsuit may shine more light on school district problems.
Eric Griffey | Photos By Lee Chastain
A look of excited relief washed over Joe Palazzolo’s face as he stood in the hallway of the Wise County courthouse. His attorney had just informed him that Fort Worth school district lawyers had tentatively agreed to a settle...


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Palazzolo Attorney Files Motion For Leaked Audio

Eric Griffey
Today, the attorney for Joe Palazzolo filed a motion in the Wise County courts to compel the Fort Worth School District to produce the leaked audio of the board’s executive session on June 17.  The special meeting was ca...



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School Board Trustee Questions Legitimacy of Raises

Eric Griffey
In the 2012-13 school year, the Fort Worth school district cut about 300 teachers from its payroll, despite growing enrollment numbers. Those and other cuts saved the district roughly $20 million. However, a little more than $9...


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Ann Sutherland Censured by School Board

Eric Griffey
Last night Fort Worth school district trustees voted 6-0 to censure their fellow trustee Ann Sutherland. Her alleged rules violations included taking up too much of the staff’s time fulfilling her open records requests, discl...



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Joe Palazzolo’s Whistle-Blower Trial: Day 1

Eric Griffey
At the Wise County Courthouse’s 271st judicial district court, the long-awaited trial of former Arlington Heights assistant principal and whistle-blower Joe Palazzolo began today. Fort Worth Weekly first reported on the a...


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J.R. Martinez Will Not Seek School Board Re-election

Eric Griffey
Joe Ralph (J.R.) Martinez said he will not seek re-election for his seat (District 8) on the Fort Worth School District’s Board of trustees. The seat was created last year after the board adopted a redistricting plan base...