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Statement from Broward County School Board Chair Torey Alston

Vickie Cartwright is a wonderful individual, but leading the nation’s sixth-largest school district requires a hands-on leader and someone that will make real change. Based on recent systemic issues, the Board decided to go in a different direction. The Board thanks Dr. Cartwright for her service to Broward County. It’s time for reform and healing, and we will do that with a seasoned educator who will lead our District, make tough decisions and engage with all stakeholders. As Chair, I will work with Dr. Cartwright and our interim general counsel to negotiate a smooth separation and transition and look forward to welcoming and working with a new Interim Superintendent as we look for a transformational leader.










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