Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth schools’

Your School Tax Dollars at Work

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Fort Worth Weekly has reported in previous posts that the outside legal costs to fight Fort Worth ISD whistleblower Joe Palazzolo has reached more than $400,000 and is still climbing as Palazzolo will soon take his case to a s...


Whistleblower Settles for $135K

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Aracely  Chavez, the whistleblower fired by the Fort Worth schools three years ago will receive $135,000 in “damages and attorney’s fees,” according to an email sent to board members from the district’...



Fired FWISD Whistleblower Chavez Reinstated

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At last night’s Fort Worth school board meeting, Aracely Chavez, the former financial department employee who blew the whistle on the failed Tyler Industries payroll computer program that overpaid 2,000 employees (some lo...


Update on Palazzolo Case

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If the Fort Worth school board thought it was getting rid of the Joe Palazzolo case last week when it voted to pay the former administrator and whistleblower — without his knowledge or input— a year’s back pay as a settle...



Dansby’s It

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To no one’s surprise, the Fort Worth school board tonight gave interim school superintendent Walter Dansby the job permenantly and wrote him into the history books.  He is the first African American to hold the job.  ...


Dansby?

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Yesterday the Fort Worth school board narrowed its search for a new superintendent to one candidate. While the board is playing it close to the vest by not releasing the name of the lucky pick, those close to the process believ...



Dunbar Students to Gather

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Today (Friday, Jan. 7) at 6pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (5565 Truman Dr., East Side), students from Dunbar High School will gather to vent their concerns about the recent reassignment of their principal, Doug W...


FWISD Board: Who is Responsible for $13 Mil Hit to the Budget?

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An amendment to approve the addition of 200 Fort Worth ISD teachers that were hired and/or retained on the payroll at a cost of more than $13 million without the knowledge of the board and raising the district’s budget defici...



Another LGBT Issue for Dansby’s Plate

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Just as Superintendent Walter Dansby thought the firestorm over derogatory remarks made against Kristopher Franks,a gay faculty member at Western Hills High School, had been tamped out, another one broke out across town. It was...


Big Brother is Alive and Well in the Fort Worth ISD —and the S-T Approves

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Fort Worth school trustee Ann Sutherland has been regularly trashed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s opinion writers from everything as legitimate as her request to board president Ray Dickerson to address her as “Dr. Suth...