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Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dansby resigns

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District has resigned after trustees met in closed session for several hours.

Walter Dansby's resignation was accepted Monday night. Dansby in January 2012 took over leadership of the FWISD, with more than 80,000 students.

In a tweet following the meeting, Dansby said it was “the right thing for us to do is to separate and move forward.”

The board accepted his resignation in a 6-3 vote. The board called the meeting to discuss Dansby's contract. 
Dansby spent 40 years in the Fort Worth ISD, beginning as a history teacher and coach at Rosemont Middle School. 
He is also responsible for overseeing the District’s Capital Improvement Program, a $593.6 million, multi-year effort to renovate older buildings, modernize classrooms and build new schools. Fort Worth residents recently passed a $490 million bond package to further improve schools and update facilities. 

 

 Several board members previously raised concerns about the district's academic performance. The number of low-performing schools in the FWISD, based on Texas Education Agency figures, has reached 38 — compared to 23 a year earlier

The 63-year-old Dansby will work through June 9 — the last day of school. Dansby, who's been with the district for 40 years, will retire at the end of January 2015.

Dansby, with a base salary of nearly $339,000, says he leaves with no regrets and looks forward to retirement.

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