Fort Worth school district backs out of plan to hire former Dallas high school principal

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A former Dallas high school principal who lost her job after investigators reported that she had misused federal funds and hired relatives won't be coming to work at a Fort Worth high school after all.

On Tuesday, Fort Worth school trustees approved a recommendation from administrators to hire Leicha Shaver as an assistant principal at South Hills High School.

Late Friday, Clint Bond, a Fort Worth school district spokesman, issued a statement that said, “Further review during the application process determined that it was in the best interest of the Fort Worth ISD not to offer Dr. Leicha Shaver employment. This is a personnel matter and no further comment will be forthcoming.”

Shaver was principal of Roosevelt High School in Dallas. In March, Dallas school district investigators reported that she violated several policies by hiring her husband and sister, allowing employees to be paid for hours not worked and paying employees with federal grant money.

Dallas trustees voted in May not to renew her contract, according to media reports.

Shaver’s attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Jessamy Brown, 817-390-7326; Twitter: @jessamybrown

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