Big job ahead for new North Forest board

October 17, 2008 6:14:16 AM PDT
North Forest ISD's new superintendent and three member board know they have plenty of tasks ahead. The state officially replaced the old school board yesterday because of academic and financial problems. A top priority will be working on the district's $13 million deficit. They also want to focus on teacher quality.

Two North Forest residents are on the new board along with a Harlingen ISD board member. Adrian Johnson with the TEA takes over as superintendent.

13 Undercover's Wayne Dolcefino exposed where some of the financial problems came from. Former special education director Ruth Watson put her relatives on the payroll for jobs they were not qualified for.

Watson is under investigation by the Harris County district attorney's office.

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