Wake County school superintendent fired from post

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM

CARY, N.C. -- The Wake County school board has voted to fire Superintendent Tony Tata, not quite two years after he assumed the role.
 
The 53-year-old Tata was the choice of a board with a Republican majority in January 2011. Tuesday's vote to fire the leader of North Carolina's largest school system came from a board with a Democratic majority.
 
Democratic board members didn't disclose at the meeting the reasons for their decision.
 
Concerns over Tata's tenure had heightened after a series of public disputes with Democrats on the board, complaints about a new student assignment plan and extended troubles over busing more than 70,000 students.
 
Stephen Gainey was named acting superintendent for a period of up to 60 days. He's currently assistant superintendent in charge of human resources.

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