Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth ISD’
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How Long in Attorneys’ Years?

Fort Worth Weekly
It seems like 2010 was an eternity ago. A devastating earthquake rocked Haiti. The Hurt Locker won an Oscar. The controversial “don’t ask / don’t tell” law was repealed. And Joe Palazzolo blew the whistle on various wro...


Deputy Superintendent Robert Ray Resigns

Eric Griffey
Fort Worth School District Deputy Superintendent Robert Ray announced his resignation yesterday, though he will continue in his current role until school restarts in August. He planned to retire several years ago, a district of...

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Fort Worth School District Will Appeal Palazzolo Case – UPDATED

Eric Griffey
Updated by Melissa Wylie The Fort Worth School District will be appealing the verdict of the Joe Palazzolo trial. In March, the former Arlington Heights assistant principal turned whistleblower was awarded $2.4 million in his w...


Deputy Superintendent Hank Johnson to Retire

Eric Griffey
On the heels of Superintendent Walter Dansby’s resignation on Monday, today the Fort Worth school district announced the retirement of Deputy Superintendent Hank Johnson, who oversaw the district’s finances and busi...


Walter Dansby Resigns as Fort Worth School District Superintendent

Eric Griffey
At a special board meeting on Monday night, Walter Dansby announced his resignation as superintendent. The meeting was called to determine his contract status. The board voted 6-3 to accept his resignation, with only Jacinto Ra...


Dansby’s Fate Decided Tonight

Eric Griffey
The school board will have a special meeting at 5 tonight to determine the contract status of Superintendent Walter Dansby. His contract is the only item on the agenda, which was posted on Friday. The superintendent gets an ann...


Fort Worth School District Offers Summer Lunch Program

Eric Griffey
Yesterday the Fort Worth school district announced it will be offering free breakfasts and lunches to children ages 18 and under beginning June 11. The program is open to all children who want a free meal and does not require e...


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...


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...


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...