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Walter Dansby

Santa Fe Public Schools

Fort Worth school district trustees made their choice for superintendent over the weekend. During a special morning meeting Saturday, the board voted unanimously in favor of Joel D. Boyd, who’s currently the superintendent of schools in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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More details emerged Tuesday about Walter Dansby's forced departure as Fort Worth school superintendent.

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The Fort Worth school board unanimously named a retired deputy superintendent, Patricia Linares, as its interim leader Monday night. Walter Dansby resigned last week. For the board, experience was key.

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Fort Worth Superintendent Walter Dansby negotiated a resignation settlement of more than $900,000. He’ll soon take on a different job.

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In a surprise announcement, Fort Worth ISD superintendent Walter Dansby resigned Monday night. The school board accepted the resignation by a 6-3 vote.  The reasons remain unclear.

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With a surge of charter schools and the continued appeal of private schools, the Fort Worth ISD is meeting the competition head on. For the past few years, the school district has been adding academic specialties at nearly every campus. It’s called the Gold Seal Programs of Choice.

61 year-old Walter Dansby officially becomes Fort Worth Independent School District’s newest Superintendent next month. He started his career with the district 38 years ago to teach and to coach basketball. KERA’s Bill Zeeble sat down with Dansby to talk about plans for the state’s 5th largest school district that comes with serious challenges.