Superintendent resigns in Broward County (Fla.) school district

March 30, 2011
Jim Notter’s decision comes after grand jury reports blasts school system for a culture of corruption and malfeasance

From The Miami Herald: Five weeks after vowing not to resign amid criticism over his leadership, Broward County (Fla.) Schools Superintendent Jim Notter has announced that he will retire on June 30 — three years before his contract expires. His early retirement from the $299,000-a-year job comes on the heels of a state grand jury report; the arrests of two School Board members and years of labor disputes with the Broward Teachers Union. Notter, 64, insisted his decision was unrelated to the controversy.

Related....from The South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Notter's tenure started hopeful, ended under cloud

February 2011....from The Miami Herald: A 51-page report from a statewide grand jury has blasted the management of the Broward County (Fla.) School District for a culture of corruption, malfeasance and "reckless spending of taxpayer money." The report also criticizes Superintendent Jim Notter, saying he was not strong enough in leading the district. The panel asserts is so riddled with problems, the only solution is to appoint an outside monitor for the district.

Read the full grand jury report (PDF file)

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