Editorials

Hire a new superintendent

From the Star-Telegram archives:

Aug. 23, 2013 — Fort Worth school Superintendent Walter Dansby has laid out long-term plans. Trustees vote unanimously to submit them to voters in a $490 million bond election.

Nov. 5, 2013 — Voters approve all three bond propositions, each by at least 72 percent of the vote.

Feb. 18, 2014 — Trustees begin Dansby’s annual performance review.

May 21, 2014 — The review is not finished.

June 2, 2014 — Trustees vote 6-3 to accept Dansby’s resignation. He says he was given no choice.

Sept. 4, 2014 — Trustees hire Ray and Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to find a new superintendent. The firm pours cold water on plans to complete the hire by the end of the year.

Jan. 5, 2015 — The deadline to apply for the job.

Feb. 7, 2015 — Trustees pick Joel Boyd, superintendent in Santa Fe, N.M.

Feb. 28, 2015 — Boyd bows out.

March 27, 2015 — Trustees need rest, delay search.

May 9, 2015 — Three trustees are re-elected.

Can there be any doubt that it is time for this long nightmare to end? The hire should be finalized no later than June, with the new leader working in advance of the new school year.

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