According to Fox 28, Ohio’s largest school district has a new superintendent after the Columbus City Schools board gave the nod to Doctor Talisa Dixon. But some parents question the board’s decision.
Currently, Dixon is the superintendent for Cleveland Heights and University Heights, a district of about 5,500 students. Columbus City Schools is about 10 times that size, with more than 51,000 students.
Another concerned parent, Rose Height, was the district’s report grade Dixon’s school district received, which was a D.
Columbus City Schools received an F grade.
Height says she was hoping for better, “That’s not good. I hope she can do a good job and get the job done that needs to be done.”
Columbus School Board members would not comment about the choice made Thursday night, with the board president simply telling ABC 6/FOX 28:
Thank you for the call. Board members will not provide further interviews with the media during the superintendent’s contract negotiations.
While parents had some reservations about Dixon, those ABC 6/FOX 28 talked to say they are willing to give her a chance to improve Columbus City Schools.