Fort Worth ISD board to consider superintendent's future at meeting

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by DAVID SCHECHTER

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WFAA

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 2 at 5:22 PM

FORT WORTH -- The future of Fort Worth ISD's Superintendent may be decided Monday night at a closed-door school board meeting that begins at 5 p.m.

There's only one item on the meeting's agenda and that's "consideration" of the superintendent's contract.

Walter Dansby is in his third year at Fort Worth ISD and he's been in the district since 1974. He's also one of the highest-paid superintendents in the state at $340,000 a year.

But on his watch, the number of low-performing schools is up 65 percent, which appears to have some board members worried.

Dansby helped push through a $490 million bond package and has vocal supporters in the community.

We contacted the school district, and board members which declined to comment on Dansby's future.

The agenda for Monday's meeting says the discussion will cover "...employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal" of a public officer.

Insiders expect this to be a long meeting that could go into the night.

E-mail dschechter@wfaa.com

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