Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dallas ISD Chief Financial Officer Rene Barajas returns to former school district after 3 months

Chief Financial Officer Dr. Rene Barajas Quote:

"I am grateful to Dallas ISD for the opportunity to serve and appreciate all that Superintendent Mike Miles did for me while I was there." 

Yes, but it was not enough to stay.

"Garland ISD board president Linda Griffin said Barajas applied for one of two deputy superintendent positions created by the district’s new superintendent after a reorganization of central administration. Barajas went through “our normal interview process,” she said... His exit surprised Dallas school board members." Dallas Morning News

 Congratulations to Garland ISD on going through their "normal interview process." 

That reflects proper governance and respect for following established policies and procedures of their school district.

Unlike Dallas ISD, Garland ISD Board of Trustees apparently did not delegate all board authority over hiring to the new Superintendent.

"Garland ISD trustees approved his hiring Tuesday night." Education Blog-Dallas Morning News-4-24-13

92 days after arriving, the Chief Financial Officer decided to return to his former school district for a lower salary and no merit pay. 

This is not a good sign at all but quite consistent with the current "disruptive" environment of Dallas ISD.

Best wishes to Dr. Rene Barajas in his new position.