Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth ISD’
Vidhya Nagarajan

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...



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Community Leaders To Discuss The State Of Black Children

Jeff Prince
Tiptoeing around the issue of race just isn’t Rev. Kyev Tatum’s style. In the past, he’s filed complaints that accused the Fort Worth Independent School District and Arlington Heights High School of establishing different...


Palazzolo Files Second Whistleblower Lawsuit

betty.brink
“This case is bigger than Joseph Palazzolo in that the Fort Worth ISD is going to have to decide if it wants to allow altering student attendance records to justify state funding and performance scores, and whether white ...



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Here’s Your Hat

STATIC
Hello, kiddos. Static is your substitute teacher for the day. Today’s lesson is called Bittersweet Irony of Life 101. The Fort Worth school district hired Sylvia Reyna as chief of administration for an annual $160,000 plus pe...


FWISD Hates Santa

Jimmy Fowler
Please, make it stop! Just when I thought we’d enjoy a holiday free of stories about that right wing fantasy known as The War on Christmas, NBC-DFW Channel 5 news ran a story today entitled “Christmas Cut from Fort Worth IS...