[Brief] BCPS Superintendent Vickie Cartwright given 90 days for reevaluation of her role

Vincent Ciullo and Brynn Schwartz

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright was given 90 days to fix a list of 15 issues that the School Board raised as “failures” in her leadership duties.

The decision followed a nearly 11-hour “special” meeting on Oct. 25 called by BCPS school board chair Torey Alston. Alston is one of the five members currently sitting on the BCPS School Board that were appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. While Alston will maintain his seat, the other four appointed members will be replaced by the ones elected on Nov. 8 in the midterm elections.

Before the meeting, Cartwright defended herself against the 15 allegations in a memo released on Oct. 25.

Jan. 24, 2023 will mark the 90-day limit for Cartwright to confront and sort out the specified issues. If Cartwright fails to correct the school board’s complaints, her title as Superintendent will be stripped.