Indicted NISD trustee should resign

By Jeff Kennedy | Published Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Recently Kerry Jones, a Northwest ISD trustee, was arrested and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Mr. Jones’ innocence or guilt is yet to be determined, but his current legal and personal distractions make it improbable that he can effectively fulfill his duties as a representative of Northwest ISD.

I would hope Mr. Jones has the courage to take the next step and resign before his impending prosecution. If he is proven innocent, I will be the first to call for his reinstatement or support his reelection.

Mr. Jones’ top concern in 2011, when campaigning for the NISD board of trustees, was “Make sure the focus of NISD stays on the kids, our children, and that we do not lose sight on our primary objective: the education of every child, every day.”

As an elected leader, he should be aware that his present situation diverts precious time, energy and resources from accomplishing his own stated priority within the district. Your predicament is not about you, Mr. Jones; it’s about our kids. Make the honorable choice and resign.

Jeff Kennedy
Fort Worth

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