Fort Worth – School’s out for the summer in Fort Worth, and the students aren’t the only ones saying goodbye.
Fort Worth Superintendent Walter Dansby walked the halls for the last time as the district’s leader. Dansby made the unexpected announcement last week.
People have settled down since the news was released in a meeting that lasted four hours. However, many are still reacting to the announcement.
“It came as a surprise to pretty much everyone in the community,” Steven Poole, the Executive Director of the United Educators Association said. “There wasn’t a whole lot of talk of the reasons why they were going to replace the superintendent, so his resignation did come as a shock.”
At the end of the day, Dansby’s 40-plus year tenure at Fort Worth ISD will be greatly rewarded. He’s receiving over $900,000 in severance.
In addition, Dansby has a new assignment as the District’s Ambassador for public relations. He will fulfill these duties until his actual retirement date in January 2015.