Flint Schools Waste No Time Replacing Fired Superintendent
It took the Flint Community School Board less than 48 hours to name an interim Superintendent after the unexpected firing of Bilal Tawwab.
On Tuesday the school board announced that Tawwab would be let go. Along with Tawwab, the board also let go the assistant superintendent and the district's lawyer according to WNEM.
Tawwab still had a year on his contract, but had already informed the school board that he would not be returning at the end of his contract. Flint School Board President, Diana Wright made the announcement about Tawwab's replacement Wednesday night.
The Flint Community Schools Board of Education has decided to move forward immediately in the process of identifying the next leader for the District
Gregory Weatherspoon was named the interim superintendent at a special meeting held Wednesday night. Weatherspoon has plenty of experience, serving as superintendent of Cassopolis Schools for 7 years and the emergency manager of Muskegon Heights Public Schools.
Weatherspoon has noted that he has a big job in front of him, and he couldn't be more right. With a declining enrollment, threats of a lawsuit concerning the sports safety, and the water crisis, this is a huge task.
This may be a good move in the long run but right now the lack of consistency only hurts the Flint Community Schools.