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How Would You Rate Hinojosa’s Tenure in Cobb?

Cobb Board of Education voted Wednesday to accept the superintendent's resignation.

In this 2011 Patch file photo, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is seen chatting with Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon, left, and School Board Member Tim Stultz. Credit: Hunt Archbold
In this 2011 Patch file photo, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is seen chatting with Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon, left, and School Board Member Tim Stultz. Credit: Hunt Archbold
The Cobb Board of Education voted to accept Superintendent Michael Hinojosa’s resignation on Wednesday, permitting him to exit out of his contract seven months early.

Hinojosa shocked the school board earlier in the month by announcing that he would be stepping down at the end of May.

Hinojosa, who had previously been superintendent for the Dallas Independent School District, had his contract extended last year by the school board until the end of 2014. His last day on the job now will be May 31.

Hinojosa, who was named superintendent of the state’s second largest school district in June 2011, said he intends to return to his home in Dallas, Texas where he could be with his family, which includes his wife and his 91-year-old mother.

He will reportedly take a position with a Chicago-based education consulting firm that will permit him to work from Dallas.  

Hinojosa arrived in Cobb at a fractious time, following the retirement of former Superintendent Fred Sanderson and with substantial turnover on the school board.

But now the school board will be searching for his replacement. It is unclear which steps the board will take to do such.

How would you rate Hinojosa’s tenure as superintendent in Cobb? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


wmsmom February 21, 2014 at 07:27 AM
Why they had to hold a meeting to decide whether to accept his resignation is beyond me. Perhaps they were making up for missed board meetings?
Bruce Howard February 21, 2014 at 07:41 AM
Mediocre tenure with no real lasting impact-negative or positive
Laura February 21, 2014 at 07:58 AM
I'd say his tenure was meh.....at best.
D February 21, 2014 at 02:03 PM
Once an excellent school system, CCSD continues to slip downward. We need someone with strong leadership and vision. Nix the politics!
Katie Gustin Baez February 21, 2014 at 07:42 PM
It was clear that this was he was looking for a last position before retiring. Cobb County needs to do much better about looking locally or within Georgia for a new candidate. Some of our Cobb County school board members are of the same caliber. The one for my area has ignored you at best or been rude to his constituents and could not care less about what they think.
Mono Acasias February 23, 2014 at 08:03 PM
I know is not the subject and I do ignore the facts nor who's decision was it, but who in the world with brains and sense send kids to school on the second if not the most hottest month of the year? Is this because of the more days in the school during the month bigger the funds received? It's so sad.

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