After much discussion, the Huntsville City School Board chose Dr. Casey Wardynski to be the next superintendent of schools. The vote was a close one, with Dr. Wardynski getting three votes of a possible five. Granted, Dr. Wardynski is a more non-traditional candidate. He's a retired Army colonel who taught economics at West Point for 15 years and most recently handled the finances for a school district in Colorado. While some argued that his military experience made him less qualified, I would argue that it's exactly what made him the best choice. The Huntsville City School District is facing a myriad of problems, most notably a $20 million dollar debt. The system needs someone who can make tough decisions while restoring order and discipline to a dysfunctional administrative system. The problems our school district faces did not crop up overnight, nor will they quickly disappear. Dr. Wardynski has hard task in front of him and while we should watch closely to ensure the best interests of our students, we should also give him our support and a fair chance to do the job. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?
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