Breaking News: Wake County – Wake school board fires Superintendent Tata

CARY — A Democratic majority on the Wake County school board fired Superintendent Tony Tata on Tuesday, ending his closely-watched, often controversial tenure after a little less than 20 months.

The move that will cost taxpayers one year’s salary — $253,625 — a sum that allows the board to dismiss him without citing specific cause. His contract was through Dec. 31, 2014 to run the state’s largest school system.

Stephen Gainey was named acting superintendent for a period of up to 60 days. He’s currently assistant superintendent in charge of human resources. (More)

See related:

Wake County Public Schools

Advertisements

Tata apologizes to two Wake school board – News & Observer

Wake County school superintendent Tony Tata apologized today to school board members Susan Evans and Christine Kushner for suggesting that they had violated ethical principles, according to a joint statement released early this evening. (More)

See related:

Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public Schools: Changes could delay student plan – News & Observer

Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata warned Friday that last-minute changes to the student assignment plan could delay implementation and affect families who’ve already made their school plans for this fall.

Members of the new Democratic majority on the school board raised concerns with the assignment plan this week, asking staff to study the effect of potential changes that would increase the diversity elements and change the feeder patterns. (More)

See related:

Wake County Public Schools

Questioning who is to blame for Walnut Creek Elementary’s overcrowding – Source: News & Observer

Two different pictures are emerging about the situation taking place at the new Walnut Creek Elementary School.

As noted in today’s article, Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata acknowledged that an enrollment cap is needed at Walnut Creek to deal with overcrowding. But Tata, pointing to the additional resources provided to the school, says that Walnut Creek is "on the right track." (Read more)

See related:

Wake County Public Schools

Private dollars flow unequally to Wake schools – Source: News & Observer

RALEIGH — When Lacy Elementary School wanted more money for teaching positions – beyond what the state and county would provide – its private foundation picked up the tab of more than $100,000. (Read more)

See related:

Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public School System Tata: Target Federal Funds

Happy Friday! Here is today’s BOE news.

Tata: Target federal funds

In his weekly press briefing, Superintendent Tony Tata said that WCPSS should make better use of federal funds to help boost achievement among low-income and ESL (English-as-a-second-language) students, according to the N&O.

In the News

Why one good teacher decided to quit (CNN)

Wake school board forums scheduled

Limitations on implementing districtwide teacher merit pay

LTEs/opinion

Shades of qualification

Thanks for staying engaged with WCPSS.

Enjoy your weekend and stay cool!!

See related:

Wake County Public Schools

SUTTON BLASTS SCHOOL BOARD FOR SILENCE ON TEACHER HIRING – Source: The Cash Roc

By Cash Michaels

Editor

             Saying that, “…I for one, support the effort of our Superintendent to close the gap between our minority student population and our minority teaching force,” Wake School Board member Keith Sutton blasted his fellow board members for remaining silent as Wake Superintendent Anthony Tata comes under fire for suggesting that more black and Hispanic teachers are needed for an increasing diverse student population. (Read more)

See related:

Wake County Public Schools