Palm Beach County Superintendent resigns less than a year after union calls for firing


Dr. Donald Fennoy is resigning as the Superintendent of Palm Beach County Schools.

Fennoy told the School Board he will step down on Oct. 11.

Fennoy wrote in his resignation letter he’s proud of the work the team has accomplished over the last five years and “ongoing commitment to “ensuring academic excellence for our students.”

Fennoy says he’s grateful for the opportunity to serve as superintendent in Palm Beach County.

He says he’s looking for more ways to serve the community and spending more quality time with his family.

Fennoy was hired in March 2018 as the districts 26th superintendent after serving as the Chief Operating Officer for two years.

“I think that what it means is we will be able to continue the way we have. Dr. Fennoy has put together a very strong cabinet and so we have people who can step in and help us move forward,” said Karen Brill, Palm Beach County School Board Vice-Chair.

Last fall, the Classroom Teachers Association called for Fennoy’s firing. The CTA said it had zero confidence in Fennoy, and cited a pattern of failed leadership, lies and deceptions.

In March, the issue of turning over control of campus security to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office resurfaced. The police union pushed for it. Fennoy said he saw no reason for a merger at that time.