Broward School Board Votes to Fire Superintendent

Brooke Wilensky, Copy Editor

The superintendent of Broward County, Florida’s second-largest school district, has been fired after a motion brought up by school board member Daniel Foganli. This occurred after a grand jury report on the Parkland school massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The motion was passed 5-4 to fire Superintendent Vickie Cartwright, who has held this position since the summer of 2021. Foganhali introduced the motion on Monday night.

Broward faced controversy since the grand jury investigation into the Parkland shooting found allegations of mismanagement. Additionally, uncovered audits showed that parents and the district were overcharged $1.4 million for graduation caps and gowns. Cartwright has faced criticism for failing to fix the culture that allows for corruption.

The motion to fire Cartwright was unexpected, as there was nothing on the agenda alluding to this motion. Governor Ron DeSantis appointed all five members that voted to fire Cartwright.

The board called a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss a replacement.