Fort Worth Independent School District

Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Melody Johnson (credit: Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce)

Fort Worth Superintendent Announces Resignation

Thursday morning officials with the Fort Worth Independent School District announced that Superintendent Melody Johnson is resigning from the District Board of Education.

05/19/2011

Photo of the lights on a school bus. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

6 Students Taken To Hospital After School Bus Crash

Six children were taken to the hospital after a Fort Worth Independent School District bus was involved in a crash with a car.

05/10/2011

Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

TEA Says Fort Worth School Owes State $18,000

The Texas Education Agency has been investigating Arlington Heights High School for about a year. Now there are reports the Fort Worth ISD school over-reported attendance numbers.

05/04/2011

Texas State Capitol

North Texas ISDs Respond To Education Cuts In House Budget

The Texas House passed its version of the budget Sunday, slashing myriad public services in a showing that cut $23 billion from current spending levels.

04/04/2011

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Similar District Gets More Money From The State Than Fort Worth ISD

Despite having similar enrollment and economic demographics, the Austin Independent School District receives about $1,000 more per child from the state than Fort Worth ISD.

CBSDFW.COM–03/21/2011

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Fort Worth Students & Parents Plead For Programs

One by one Tuesday, Fort Worth high school students asked the school board not to cut the district’s program aimed at helping disadvantaged youngsters get on track to go to college.

03/08/2011

(credit: ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

FWISD Gives More Money As Incentive For Early Teacher Retirement

Fort Worth teachers considering retirement or resignation now have more motivation. FWISD Superintendent Melody Johnson will ask the school board to boost early notification incentive pay to $5,000.

CBSDFW.COM–03/07/2011

Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Fort Worth ISD Considering Changing Employee Payout Plan

In its long list of sometimes unpopular ideas for cutting the budget, Fort Worth ISD is now looking at one of the most controversial: changes to its Terminal Pay program, which planners say could eventually save tens of millions of dollars.

CBSDFW.COM–03/01/2011

Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Review Says Fired FWISD Asst. Principal Wasn’t A Whistleblower

A Fort Worth assistant principal says he was fired out of retaliation, but that’s not what the state is saying. An examiner with the Texas Education Agency upheld the Fort Worth ISD’s firing of Joseph Palazzolo.

KRLD–02/28/2011

A student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Fort Worth ISD Freezes Salaries, Plans To Cut Programs

Fort Worth ISD is now under an official hiring freeze and officials say cuts look inevitable to overcome its budget shortfall.

02/22/2011

Students work during a math class. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Crisis In The Classroom: ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Sends Districts Scrambling

On Jan. 18, school district officials got their first view of the preliminary state budget for 2012-2013 and noticed a gaping hole where revenue for public education is usually assigned: $9.3 billion was chopped out of it.

02/20/2011

A caution sign identifying a natural gas underground pipeline. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Harmful Chemical Found At Drilling Sites Near 3 FWISD Schools

The Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods presented scientific evidence to a group of about 25 parents Thursday that showed high levels of carbon disulfide found near three FWISD schools.

02/17/2011

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