New challenge for Ramos

The new Fort Worth school board president might be closer to students than any before.

President Cinto Ramos Jr., 41, was trustees’ unanimous choice to take over May 26 when they chose officers for the coming year.

Ramos, a former gang intervention worker on his home north side and now employed by Tarrant County Juvenile Services, has an avid following of young supporters who helped lift him to the District 1 seat in a 2013 runoff.

Ramos must bring a fresh view to the search for a superintendent and resolve deep divisions that undermined past President Norman Robbins’ effort last year.

On Ramos’ Twitter account, @JARamos_Jr, he needed only nine words to tweet his goals:

“1. Unite the board as humanly possible. 2. Hire a superintendent.”